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5 Badass Journalists You Should Know About

On this World Press Freedom Day, we came up with a list of 5 courageous journalists from around the world you should know about.

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Intermission: Matt Damon Gets Sassy at the Save Our Schools March

Matt Damon exposes the hypocrisy of anti-teacher attitudes and defends them from an ignorant cameraman.

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I don't usually go for short, blond guys, but Matt Damon is really doing it for me today. This weekend he flew to D.C. and gave a rousing speech at the Save Our Schools march. But the truly passionate defense of teachers came when Damon, accompanied by his teacher mama, was asked to compare his own job security (or lack thereof) to that of teachers. In the above video, he replies that he's not acting because of job insecurity, he's acting because he wants to be an actor.

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The Pygmalion Effect: Does Calling It a "Failing School" Make It One?

There's been an incredible spike in the prevalence of the term “failing school”—and that label itself could be hurting our education system.

Nowadays it's pretty common to hear talk about “failing schools.” We rarely pause to consider, however, that that label might suggest the students and teachers inside the building are failures themselves. And our casual use of the term could have pretty dangerous consequences.

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