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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 This is hysterical: Damon: There's an answer [about how it's not impossible to fire a tenured teacher] from an expert [Damon's mother, a college professor of education who really is an expert] who says that that's not true, and you're not absorbing that information. Reason "Reporter": OK, I was in school... she was a teacher, I was in school, so I know...
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Matt Damon 'really dissatisfied' with Obama 'doubling down' on Bush's 'bad ideas' for education
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. How badly did Arne Duncan want to talk to Matt Damon? - The Answer Sheet
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How teachers would reform schools About 5,000 people joined in the Save Our Schools MarchOne former teacher says she was told to cater to tests, not to students' needsThe U.S. Education Department: We all must "get much better, much faster" After school reform march, teachers question what's next
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. Why I’m Marching Forward [It's The Only Direction]
WP: Teachers march on Washington Tap. Tap. “No testing, no testing, 1-2-3.”
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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.
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Photographs from the SOS March in Washington, DC 2011
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Awesome sign: "Students are our special interest" #
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Erudite discussion between Jonathan Kozol and Matt Damon!!! #
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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. Leaving the SOS March « Outside the Cave
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.
The March | 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.
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. Want to read my full remarks to CNN regarding the SOS March?
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. Extraordinary teaches can't overcome poor classroom situations - latimes.com
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.
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