Anthony Cody on why teachers are marching in Washington Teachers March on Washington. Save Our Schools. Msnbc: Matt Damon rewrites attack on teachers. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Weighs in on Matt Damon, Teacher Comp. & Reason's Politics. At Least He Gets His Own Name Right. Reason.tv's video featuring Matt Damon from Saturday's "Save Our Schools" rally is making the rounds.
In the vid, Matt Damon tees off on the "shitty" salaries that teachers make and argues that teachers do what they do out of love, so that structural arrangement such as early-and-easy-to-get tenure have no impact on what sort of job educators may do in the classroom. As a point of fact, Damon's understanding of teacher compensation relative other professionals is wrong. It turns out that when you control for education level and hours worked, public school teachers do quite well (especially compared to private school teachers, who on average make $13,000 a year less). JerseyJazzman: More Matt Damon Defending Teachers. The complete exchange between Matt Damon and Reason TV. Matt Damon 'really dissatisfied' with Obama 'doubling down' on Bush's 'bad ideas' for education
How badly did Arne Duncan want to talk to Matt Damon? - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/24/2011 Aug 24, 2011 06:08 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost It turns out that people in the Obama administration made several attempts to reach actor Matt Damon just before he spoke at last month’s Save Our Schools rally in Washington D.C., blasting education policies that focus on high-stakes standardized tests.
According to two people familiar with the efforts, the administration tried to arrange a meeting with Damon and government officials, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, before the July 30 march. The sources declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter. The RidicuList: Matt Damon. CNN AndersonCooper on why you should never mess w/ MattDamon! After school reform march, teachers question what's next. Why I’m Marching Forward [It's The Only Direction] You’ve got to be wondering what a teacher like me is doing marching against the “reform” trends.
For those of you unfamiliar with my background, I graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University. A year later, after 6-8 months of unemployment and a stint as a data entry person at an educational database firm, I went into the NYC Teaching Fellows program, an offshoot of Michelle Rhee’s New Teacher Project. On the surface, I’m a perfect candidate to follow the corporatist thinking about education, and should be easily molded into the dominant thinking from elites who ostensibly believe they’re going into education for the common good.
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Tap. “No testing, no testing, 1-2-3.” The Answer Sheet - A School Survival Guide for parents (and everyone else). Thousands come out to teacher rally in Washington, protest Obama and decade of 'bad' policies. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite 95-degree heat and high humidity, an estimated crowd of 3,000 to 5,000 descended onto the National Mall and later marched to the White House as part of the Save Our Schools and National Call to Action, urging President Obama and Congress to roll back No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top policy initiatives.
The audience, mostly teachers representing states from all over the U.S., listened on as leading education reformers like Linda Darling-Hammond, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and professor Diane Ravitch and film star Matt Damon condemned the high-stakes testing they say are inimical to public education. The Kids Are All Right! I went to the Save Our Schools March--500 miles, a few Guinnesses, and many smiles later, I have the obligatory report.
I'm not going to blow sunshine up your colon, though there was plenty of sun to spare. I am going to focus on the huge positives, then ask the old folk to step back--yes, even you, Ms. Ravitch. Matt damon's mom just introduced her son to @DianeRavitch. Jersey Jazzman. Marie Corfield at the 2011 SOS March Talking To West Coast Teachers at Save Our Schools March Dance Teacher at 2011 Save Our Schools March
Talking To TN Teachers at the SOS March 7/30/11 Talking to Teachers at the SOS March - Part I Teachers March on Washington Save our Schools March 7.30.11-Medium.m4v Save Our Schools March Washington, DC 7/30/2011. This Is What Democracy Looks Like SOS THANK YOU 2! Gzlqxgzj Shared by juliecavanagh15. Photographs from the SOS March in Washington, DC 2011. We have our first grammatically offensive sign at #sosmarch. Today's #SOSMarch gear, courtesy of my 5th graders from. Awesome sign: "Students are our special interest" # #SOSMarch Check it out! Matt Damon in the queue w/ @DianeRavi. @DianeRavitch just arrived! #SOSMarch #DC #VIP.
Erudite discussion between Jonathan Kozol and Matt Damon!!! # Dr. Pedro Noguera, me & @TheJLV, baking in the sun but ha. Video: Jon Stewart Addresses SOS Marchers. Leaving the SOS March « Outside the Cave. These are random thoughts I have as I leave the SOS March and Congress in DC to head to Philly for a weeklong seminar on teacher leadership: Democracy is a wondrous thing to behold.
Eight thousand people came together with a shared voice on Saturday, and then a couple hundred of these people stayed to lay the groundwork for a new organization that will aim to create a Save Our Schools Movement moving forward. It was the first time in my life I felt like I experienced a mass democratic experience where I had a direct voice.While there are some decisions I would have made differently, I have nothing but awe and respect for the organizers of the March to bring so many different people together for such a huge event. When I started the undertaking that became EduSolidarity, I had no idea that it would take over my life for the next three weeks. I imagine that has been the same experience for the leaders of SOS to an exponentially greater degree.
JOSÉ VILSON: Teachers Take to the Streets: Education Reform After the SOS March. When 5,000 educators, parents, students, and other citizens concerned with the state of education come to Washington, D.C. ready to answer the call for change, you respond.
When they come together in a coalition for educational social justice and activism, you listen. When you’re asked as a teacher to speak on behalf of these thousands—and the many more who couldn’t show up—you stand up and represent. More importantly, when students of all backgrounds deserve better, you fight for it. Such was my charge at the recent Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. I had the privilege of speaking, and I came with a clear message rooted in the realities of the classroom. Mr. Teachbad. This past Saturday I attended the Save our Schools ( SOS ) March in DC . It was great. It wasn’t a bagillion people, but it was a good crowd of several thousand, clearly very dedicated and/or pissed off educators. The general vibe was clear. Public education is on the wrong track, not just drastically, but spastically as well.
There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction that any reform that anybody has enough money to propose and propagate is the . All you have to do is claim that your plan includes and that it . I won’t launch into a diatribe here because I’m in a good mood. First, thank you to all of the people who recognized the Teachbad shirt I had just made that morning with my children. Want to read my full remarks to CNN regarding the SOS March? Today, my perspective (as well as those of Sabrina Stevens Shupe and Amy Valens) on the SOS March & National Call to Action was featured in a CNN.com article by Sam Chaltain.
I'm famous! (hahaha) I was honored when he told me about the project and asked if I would answer some questions. Extraordinary teaches can't overcome poor classroom situations - latimes.com. The kid in the back wants me to define "logic.
" The girl next to him looks bewildered. The boy in front of me dutifully takes notes even though he has severe auditory processing issues and doesn't understand a word I'm saying. Eight kids forgot their essays, but one has a good excuse because she had another epileptic seizure last night. The shy, quiet girl next to me hasn't done homework for weeks, ever since she was jumped by a knife-wielding gangbanger as she walked to school. A missed opportunity for the White House - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 Aug 03, 2011 09:00 AM EDT TheWashingtonPost Make of this what you will. Late last week, a few days before the Save Our Schools March in Washington D.C., organized to protest the Obama administration’s standardized test-centric school reform policies, an invitation to several of the march leaders materialized from the White House.
Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally - The Answer Sheet. President Obama’s unusual education roundtable - The Answer Sheet. President Obama hosted an education roundtable at the White House on Monday and I’ll give you one chance to guess who wasn’t high on the guest list. Educators. Below is a list of people who were invited to the event, which was described on the president’s schedule this way: “The President hosts an education roundtable with business leaders, Secretary Duncan, Melody Barnes, and America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and Founding Chair General Colin Powell.” The invitees, according to a news release from the White House, include: 'Smart Media Inspires Action'
A Save Our Schools rally in Washington, D.C. this past weekend was characterized by a lot of anger and resentment, but there was one person who channelled that anger differently, an approach Jen Hetzel Silbert calls a superb example of smart media in action. After the rally, education activist and writer Sam Chaltain, with CNN cameras rolling, held a "learning story slam" at the downtown D.C. Busboys and Poets coffee-shop, a renowned gathering place for meaningful community conversation and sharing. @teacherken : reflections from a tired teacher. Inexcusable Inequalities! This is NOT the post funding equity era! SOS March on Washington - Substance News. My Students Are More Than a Test Score. Two Thoughts on Education This Week: Matt Damon's Wrong Identity. Save Our Schools March Calls For Teacher-Backed Reform. Marie Corfield for Assembly - Home/Contribute.
An Urban Teacher's Education: SOS March in DC. Today was the Save Our Schools March on Washington. I arrived early and listened to people read powerful passages about the negative impacts of the attempted standardization of schools. Then came the big time speakers. Brian Jones: A stand to save our schools. LAST SATURDAY, I joined thousands of educators, parents, students and activists who gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Save Our Schools (SOS) march. Coming from all parts of the country, participants were united by outrage with federal education policy and local school budget cuts. Homemade signs spoke clearly to the growing frustration with privatization, attacks on teachers' unions, and especially to the use of high-stakes standardized tests to measure student achievement and, increasingly, teacher effectiveness.
GEMNYC: SOS March. The SOS March in DC was an inspiring event. See pictures here: Checkout video at the bottom of this post. Catalyst Notebook: Teachers, education activists march on Washington; CPS names 'mini superindendents' Actor Matt Damon was among the dozens of speakers to address the thousands of teachers, parents, principals, school board members and other education activists who stood in the 90-plus-degree temperatures near this past weekend to White House to protest the standardized testing mania that is at the heart of the Obama administration's school reform policies.
Actor Matt Damon was among the dozens of speakers to address the thousands of teachers, parents, principals, school board members and other education activists who stood in the 90-plus-degree temperatures near this past weekend to White House to protest the standardized testing mania that is at the heart of the Obama administration's school reform policies. Gothamschools: Matt Damon criticizes Eva Moskowitz’s charters at D.C. rally. Matt Damon on teachers, testing, charters, co-locations and Eva Moskowitz.
GothamSchools Interviews Matt Damon The complete exchange between Matt Damon and Reason TV Is Matt Damon Right That Teachers Make a "Shitty" Salary? Matt Damon ‘really dissatisfied’ with Obama ‘doubling down’ on Bush’s ‘bad ideas’ for education. Not a photo op, but a real protest. Historian: Matt Damon goes all Good Will Hunting on some glibertarians. Michele McNeil: Duncan Meets With Dolls Politics K-12. Leaders Craft Next Steps - Politics K-12. Amerikaans onderwijs in beroering.