What Matt Damon said to the cameraman and the reporter about teachers

When DSWright told me he was posting what Matt Damon said in defense of teachers at the SOS – Save Our Schools – March in D.C. over the weekend (the diary just below this one), I didn’t realize he was posting the speech Damon gave on the stage. Which was very, very good, and I had never seen before. Damon:

The next time you encounter some simple-minded, punitive policy that’s been driven into your life by some corporate reformer who has never literally never taught anyone anything … please, please, please know that there are millions of us behind you. You have an army of regular people standing right behind you, and our appreciation for what you do is so deeply felt. We love you. We thank you. And we will always have your back.

Now, that’s how you talk about people who devote their labors to children. But it’s not the video I thought DSWright was posting. I thought he was giving you the clip of what Damon said in the VIP tent behind the stage (mild profanity). When he got a simple-minded question from a hairstyle with a microphone (sorry – sexist, not sorry – true) and another one from the cameraman with her. Here you go:

Comments (4)

  1. Nowlan

    by her hairstyle.  

  2. Alex

    …particularly as he’s sporting my haircut. 🙂 Seriously, he’s getting hit with the same nonsense we hear all the time to justify pinning the blame for society’s ills (poverty, broken homes, etc.) on teachers alone. I’m glad he isn’t silent.

  3. DSWright

    Great post per usual, perfect on top of mine.

    Like Damon and Kinnear we’re stuck together.  


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