Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

Matt Damon explains teachers (PG-13 language warning)

If you’re on Facebook or Google+, you’ve probably seen (or at least seen a link to) this video. Matt Damon, after making a speech at the Save our Schools rally in DC last weekend, gets grilled by a ‘reporter’ (of sorts) who wants to know how we solve the problem of bad teachers.

I’m not a big Matt Damon fan, but it sure is nice to see somebody take our side and demonstrate at least some understanding of what motivates us. I’d have preferred that he not hype up the nobility aspect at the expense of getting paid a reasonable wage to do our jobs, but we take what we can get…

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