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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