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Matt Damon Defends Teachers Against Dumb Reporters

I know everyone comes down hard on teachers so it`s nice to see Damon have their back.

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Matt Damon Defends Teachers Against Dumb Reporters. I know everyone comes down hard on teachers so it`s nice to see Damon have their back.
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Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 623 Posts
Monday, August 8, 2011 2:57:17 AM
People should stick with what they're good at, not multi-task.

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 98 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 9:58:15 AM
Good on Matt! These "reason" folks like to chop up their interviews and as Matt pointed out, come in with a preconceived point of view and won't budge even when confronted with facts.
In the uncut version, the reporter "knows" all about how hard it is to fire a teacher with tenure because she was a student.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 8:57:19 AM

"...the cost of living in California is TRIPLE of what it is in most states. a house worth $150,000 in Ohio is worth anywhere from $250,000 to $450,000 in California"

Wow, and your mother is a teacher? Yet you clearly failed both English and maths, since your grammar is terrible ("triple of") and you appear to think 350k is three times 150k. That is not even mentioning the idiocy of thinking that housing (cannot be transported, so tends to have high regional variation) is every part of cost of living.

Should I also mention that Senate Bill 5 is not going to do anything like what you claim, so either you write about things you don't understand or you are lying? Should I also mention that everything you say suggests your mother just lives beyond her means, and I can`t see why taxpayers should pay for that?

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 8:49:32 AM
Altaru - that is an argument for not requiring teachers to hold a degree. It is an argument against people going into teaching who don't think it is worth the degree. It is not an argument that teachers are hard done by.

Remember that teaching degrees are some of the easiest to get high grades, are taken by people with some of the lowest educational attainment/potential of those taking degrees, and lead to some of the most secure jobs, with pay actually rather high, when advantages are taken into account (hours, time off, ability to work same hours as children and have same holidays and most of all the job security).

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 8:44:43 AM
P.S. Classic example - the "sh*tty" pay of teachers is slightly higher on average than the average US total household income. That is despite around a quarter of the year taken as holiday.

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