Tim Cook isn’t very impressed with Chromebooks, and in an interview with BuzzFeed News today, he seemed to brush off the fact that they’re fast becoming more prevalent than Macs and iPads in classrooms. Though he didn’t mention them by name, Apple’s CEO implied that Chromebooks and other inexpensive PCs are really only successful because they’re the cheapest option for letting students take standardized tests — at least the ones that aren’t on paper. In fact, Cook went so far as to label them “test machines” according to BuzzFeed News, and said that Apple aims to do bigger, more impactful things in education.
“Assessments don’t create learning,” Cook said. “We are interested in helping students learn and teachers teach, but tests, no….