Matt Damon Rallies for Teachers, Supports Scott Walker Recall

Matt Damon spoke at a rally on the Washington Mall today to protest cuts to teacher salaries.

He told those gathered at the Save Our Schools march, “So the next time you’re feeling down, or exhausted, or unappreciated, or at the end of your rope; the next time you turn on the TV and see yourself called “overpaid;” the next time you encounter some simple-minded, punitive policy that’s been driven into your life by some corporate reformer who has literally never taught anyone anything.”

Damon also spoke to Think Progress, and told the site that he supports the recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who signed legislation that stripped teachers of collective bargaining rights in that state. In an interview, Damon talked of the demonization of teachers, connecting it to a larger “war on unions over the last decade.”

The interview is below.

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  1. Mat Damon should keep his progressive a** mouth shut. Can’t find anymore but he had also suggested in an interview that Obama should be a dictator for 3 years so he can force all his progressive/communist ideas without any interferance from House, Senate, or the American people, that’s just UNAMERICAN in my view so Matt just fu** off a**hole.

  2. Mr. Damon is certainly a busy man, however, he should watch the movie,
    The Lottery. It will the education he never had and very much needs.

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