Read This: Stand Up For Teachers. This is in hopes that more of the general public follow this lead and speak up for the teachers they know and respect.
I didn’t even know who Matt Damon was before Saturday, but he may have earned a new fan after what he said about teachers:
“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. … Please know that there are millions of us behind you. You have an army of regular people standing right behind you, and our appreciation for what you do is so deeply felt. We love you, we thank you and we will always have your back.”
Read the rest at Valerie Strauss’ blog in Washington Post I hope more of the general public follow his lead and speak up for the teachers they know and respect.