Actor Matt Damon Defends Teacher Tenure in Testy Exchange
Actor Matt Damon got into a tense exchange with a journalist from the libertarian Reason TV site after she asked him whether teachers with tenure would lack incentive to work hard at their jobs.
The journalist argued that Damon has an incentive to work hard as an actor because he lacks job security, while teachers do not.
"You think job insecurity makes me work hard?" the actor asked in disbelief. "A teacher wants to teach. Why else would you take a sh*tty salary and really long hours and do that job unless you really love to do it?"
Damon was speaking at Sunday's Save Our Schools rally, where thousands of teachers and educators descended on Washington D.C. to protest the Obama administration's education policies. The rally wasn't organized by either of the major teachers' unions. (You can read the rest of the article here.)
Spontaneous rallies such as these are a lead up to the "big one" on October 6th, 2011 officially named Stop the Machine! Create a New World! Expect big names to attend this event followed by extreme rhetoric that will in the end lead to serious violence. The #October2011 group claims to be NON-Violent, however if you check out their website you will see they are offering FREE Legal Assistance and Medical Care in the event of Riots, or other attack.
Be sure to watch out for the increase in rallies, marches, and violent speech as well as action. It does not have to be obviously violent, some will be subtle but aggressive like Matt Damon today. It is actions like this that helps heat the water that will one day boil the frog!
[There is no confirmation on whether Matt Damon plans to attend Stop the Machine! Create a New World! on October 6, 2011. Matt Damon was asked by his mother, a child development expert, to speak at the rally in the article referenced above, you can read his speech here.]