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    Angry Matt Damon Declaring His Worthlessness Again!

    In case any of you haven't already noticed, I don't care for Matt Damon. His arrogance and stupidity represent the abhorrence that I have for virtually all of the mindless drivel that is the product of the progressive socialist. It is particularly distasteful when such a witless idiot is able to acquire a public forum and preach his contempt for the morals of a great nation. This time, the cretin is extolling on the subject of his most serious shortfall... education. What he acclaims is exactly what is destroying this country but he is too simpleminded to understand that. Here's Michelle Malkin's take on his ineptitude.

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    Actor Matt Damon is a walking, talking public service reminder to immunize your children early and often against La-La-Land disease.


    In Damon's world, all public school teachers are selfless angels. Government workers and Hollywood entertainers are impervious to economic incentives. And anyone who disagrees is a know-nothing, "corporate reformer" ingrate who hates education.


    Last week, the liberal box-office star addressed a "Save Our Schools" march in Washington at the behest of his mother, a professor of early childhood education. He attacked standardized tests. He praised all the public school teachers who "empowered" him and unlocked his creative potential by rejecting "silly drill and kill nonsense." Speaking on behalf of "an army of regular people," Damon decried the demoralization of teachers by ruthless, results-oriented free marketeers whom he mocked as "simple-minded."


    What Damon's superficial tirade lacked, however, was any real-world understanding of the deterioration of core curricular learning in America. Students can't master simple division or fractions because today's teachers -- churned out through lowest common denominator grad schools and shielded from competition -- have barely mastered those skills themselves. Un-educators have abandoned "drill and kill" computation for multicultural claptrap and fuzzy math, traded in grammar fundamentals for "creative spelling," and dropped standard civics for save-the-earth propaganda.
    Consequence: bottom-basement U.S. student scores on global assessments over the past two decades. Blaming the tests is blaming the messenger. The liberal education establishment's response to its abject academic failures? Run away. This is why the Save Our Schools agenda championed by Damon calls for less curricular emphasis on math and reading -- and more focus on social justice, funding and "equity" issues.


    Out: Reading is fundamental.


    In: Feeling is fundamental.


    After his drippy pep talk absolving teachers of any responsibility for America's educational morass, Damon then lashed out at a young libertarian reporter who had the audacity to ask him about the negative impact of lifetime teacher tenure. "In acting there isn't job security, right?" Reason.tv's Michelle Fields asked Damon. "There is an incentive to work hard and be a better actor because you want to have a job. So why isn't it like that for teachers?"


    It's elementary that people will work longer and harder if they know they will be rewarded. There's nothing anti-teacher about the question. (And before teachers-unions goons go on the attack, I am the child of a public school teacher and the mother of two children in an excellent public charter school by choice.) But Damon's hinges came undone when confronted with the mild question.


    "You think job insecurity makes me work hard?" he retorted. "That's like saying a teacher is going to get lazy when she has tenure." Gathering all the creative potential he could muster, Damon unleashed crude profanities on Fields. "A teacher wants to teach," Damon fumed with his mother next to him. "Why else would you take a sh**ty" salary and really long hours and do that job unless you really loved to do it?"


    Never mind that most out-of-work Americans would find nothing "sh**ty" about earning an average $53,000 annual salary plus health and retirement benefits for a 180-day work year.


    Damon went on to deride standard, mainstream behavioral economic principles as "intrinsically paternalistic" and "MBA-style thinking." And when the young reporter's cameraman pointed out that there are bad apples in the teaching profession as in any profession, Damon called him "sh**ty," too.


    Tinseltown stars can afford to put emotion over logic, progressive fantasy over practical reality. The rest of us are stuck with the bill. And those whom bleeding-heart celebrities purport to care most about -- the children -- suffer the consequences of bad ideas.


    Interminable teacher tenure in America's largest school districts, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, has produced a rotten corps of incompetent (at best) and dangerous (at worst) educators coddled by Big Labor. As the D.C.-based Center for Union Facts reports, "In many major cities, only one out of 1,000 teachers is fired for performance-related reasons. ... In 10 years, only about 47 out of 100,000 teachers were actually terminated from New Jersey's schools."


    By contrast, as the educational documentary "Waiting for Superman" (produced by avowed liberal turned reformer Davis Guggenheim) pointed out, one out of every 57 doctors loses his or her license to practice medicine, and one out of every 97 lawyers loses their license to practice law.


    In Los Angeles, it's not just meanie tea party terrorists making the case for abolishing teacher tenure. When the Los Angeles Times exposed how the city's tenure evaluation system rubber-stamped approvals and ignored actual performance, the district superintendent admitted: "Too many ineffective teachers are falling into tenured positions -- the equivalent of jobs for life." USC education professor Julie Slayton acknowledged: "It's ridiculous and should be changed."


    Pop quiz: Would multimillionaire Matt Damon apply the same warped employment practices and dumbed-down curricular standards to his own accountants that he champions for America's public school teachers? Film at 11.
    If Obama is the answer, the question must have been really stupid!
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    Default dreaded Bell Curve ...

    My years of education were in a very competitive enviornment, oh that dreaded "Bell Curve" .. so why not expect young people to be able to read and write and do math based on the bell curve like the old days, if the students dont progress then the teachers are obviously not teaching and should be canned ..all pretty simple really.... okay, I admit it, I am old School
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    Cool Stick To The Script

    Good hollywood actors are ALWAYS at their best when they dress in what they're told to wear, look the way they're told to look, stand where they're told to stand, face the way they're told to face, feel the emotions they're told to feel, think the thoughts they're told to think, and speak the words they're told to speak. Without a script and direction they're as brain-dead as fried chicken.

    Matt, luv your acting, enjoy your movies, but please stop confusing a brilliant script with yourself actually having brilliant thoughts. There's an old hollywood saying, "actors are most brilliant when they ACT".


    Now go make another "Bourne" and "Shooter" movie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebo View Post
    ....okay, I admit it, I am old School
    .... .... {giggle} ummm... {sigh} comment withheld to preserve dignity....

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    I am old school also. The problem all started when they took school punishment away from the teachers and placed it on parents...that would not do it because it might "hurt their feelings" If I studied and did my assignments, I would get a good grade, if I did nothing, I would get a bad grade...that is life. Everyone deserves a chance IF they are trying, and if they are not....usually a life in and out of jail.
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    I have to ask the question...

    Why do famous people, who are only famous for acting, singing, writing novels, or dancing think they have a special insight into how the world works?

    It seems that every hollywierd star or starlet out there has an opinion. Well, that's fine. We're all entitled to hold opinions. But these people seem to think their OPINIONS are unquestionable FACTS. And the more left-wing, the more out of touch, the more convoluted the thought process the more "accurate" they are.

    I like Trace Adkins. He was on the Glenn Beck show during the 2008 elections. He made no secret of the fact that he was a Conservative. He made no secret of the fact that he supported the Republicans. But he also said something that I've always admired;

    He said to "get on out there and VOTE. And don't listen to me, and who I think you should vote for. Educate yourself and vote the way YOU want."

    THAT is an honest man.

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    I agree 100% with skivmarine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    I agree 100% with skivmarine!
    +1!!!!!

    Believe it or not I had no idea about this fop's views previous to a couple posts in the past couple weeks. Thank you American Sheepdogs for the education!

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