Steve Forbes on Education Reform

Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes as well as president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes, Inc.

He was a Republican candidate for President in 1996 and 2000.  As a candidate, he supported both charter schools and private school vouchers to allow more parental choice among providers of public education.

This interview was recorded in July, 2012.

© 2012 Choice Media


  1. Steve Forbes. Great American Statesman. Great Thinker.

  2. Mr. Forbes you smile and opine about a subject that you clearly do not understand. Do you really think that the problem is the unions??? Tell me sir have you ever seen Super Nanny??? The problem comes from the home. We teachers do the best we can with whoever arrives. These children are not Tabla Rasa. If too many arrive with the results of poor parenting, how is that the teacher’s or union’s fault?
    Mr Forbes, stick to your day job; and leave education to the stalwarts who actually do the job. As opposed to the cherry pickers who only teach the “nice” children in your ideological fantasy world…


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