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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:49 AM

Matt Damon....

... supports teachers in revolt against Obama-Duncan style ed "reform".

(Hah! I got you to click on an anti-ed 'reform' post.)

>>>... Teachers, students, and parents do not have to accept practices that are harmful to them and to the whole meaning and purpose of education. We know it takes courage to risk your jobs in order to stand for what you know is right....>>>


The whole shebang: http://dianeravitch.net/2013/01/15/matt-damon-and-nancy-carlsson-paige-to-garfield-teachers/

Kudos Will Hunting.

And to mom too.

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Reply Matt Damon.... (Original post)
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 OP
idwiyo Jan 2013 #1
Squinch Jan 2013 #2
rurallib Jan 2013 #3
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #4
Beowulf Jan 2013 #5
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 #11
dotymed Jan 2013 #6
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 #7
Fantastic Anarchist Jan 2013 #10
dotymed Jan 2013 #14
Fantastic Anarchist Jan 2013 #16
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #8
Octafish Jan 2013 #9
Skittles Jan 2013 #12
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 #13
Skittles Jan 2013 #17
LWolf Jan 2013 #15

Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:55 AM

1. R&Kick for visibility

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:55 AM

2. k & r

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:07 AM

3. kick

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:24 AM

4. Yeah, I clicked

then I kicked and rec'd! Speak on, Matt!

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:55 AM

5. Matt's mom, Nancy Carlsson-Paige is a teacher and professor.

She is a well-known advocate for children and their well-being.

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Response to Beowulf (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:29 PM

11. Good speaker, too. Here's a link to her speech at DC S.O.S. Rally 2 yrs ago:

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:16 AM

6. Is Matt still considering

running for political office? It would mean a large pay cut because (I believe) he would not sell-out to the corporatists. We have so few politicians who are not there for the money, I would welcome him and his common sense/honesty.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

7. One can only hope.

And send him emails, I guess.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:23 PM

10. I think it's Ben Affleck you're thinking of.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:08 AM

14. I believe,

not long ago, Matt said he was considering running for office also. I may be wrong..after searching, I cannot find a reference for it.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:51 AM

16. If true, that's a good thing, too!

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:26 PM

8. Kudos indeed! I am equally unhappy with our President's "ed. reform" nt

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:29 PM

9. Throw him under the bus.

Doesn't he know that unions are the enemy and we've always been at war with Eastasia?

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:38 PM

12. I think Matt Damon is a DUer

I do; yes INDEED. HOWDY MATT!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:18 PM

13. Get outta town. For real?

Seriously.... if he can private-mail me it'd be fantastic.

I'm trying to organize a UFT-related public forum for the Spring in NYC and if he could just show up.... that would help us out in soooooo many ways.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

17. there's a reason why celebs would be drawn to be anonymous on DU!!!

I'm sure there are more than a few

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:09 AM

15. It's nice to find someone who does. nt

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