Why Would You Take Education Advice From This Man?

Matt Damon is a folk hero in the anti-charter school world, but after the last week I’m left wondering why you’d take educational or parenting cues or really much other advice from this person? I’m sure he’s nice, but he doesn’t really seem to get what’s happening around him, and that applies to schools as well.  I look at that in The 74: 

In other words, his protestations of ignorance seem as disingenuous as his claim that his family, with their exceptional means, had no possible alternative to private school. Still, let’s give Damon the benefit of the doubt and assume he was the one person in the film business who didn’t know what Weinstein was up to. I’m surely not going to take my educational cues, let alone parenting advice, from someone that unaware of what’s happening all around him.

Entire column right here. I might take school advice from Will Hunting, but Jason Bourne seems a risker bet. In any event, who in Hollywood do you take educational advice from? You can tweet me that and your defense of Damon’s acute situational awareness arotherham.

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 @ 7:32am

One thought on “Why Would You Take Education Advice From This Man?

  1. PhillipMarlowe

    “Pressuring New York Times”
    Matt Damon

    Like David Boies, friend of Campbell Brown, the Lillian Hellman of the “Teacher unions support child sex abusers” movement.
    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/harvey-weinsteins-army-of-spies

    Boies confirmed that his firm contracted with and paid two of the agencies and that investigators from one of them sent him reports, which were then passed on to Weinstein. He said that he did not select the firms or direct the investigators’ work. He also denied that the work regarding the Times story represented a conflict of interest. Boies said that his firm’s involvement with the investigators was a mistake. “We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct,” he told me. “At the time, it seemed a reasonable accommodation for a client, but it was not thought through, and that was my mistake. It was a mistake at the time.”

    Andy, Lowes and Home Depot are running specials on 2×4’s.
    And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, but not notice the beam in your own eye?

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