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Monday, August 01, 2011

Matt Damon on Teachers and Teaching

Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally

Actor Matt Damon speaks at the "Save Our Schools" rally on the Ellipse on July 30, 2011. (Tracy A Woodward - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Here is the speech that actor Matt Damon gave today to thousands of teachers, parents and others who attended the Save Our Schools march on the Ellipse near the White House to protest the Obama administration’s education policies that are centered on standardized tests.
Damon was the last of many speakers, including Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, Deb Meier and Jonathan Kozol. I’ve published posts of theirs before, so here is something different: Damon’s common-sense, straight-to-the-point speech.  Read More