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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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Jon Stewart Slams Fox News for Scapegoating Teachers

This Stewart fellow is really, really good at pointing out hypocrisy.

Chalk it up to his mom being an educator. Jon Stewart was in rare form last night as he skewered the non-stop scapegoating of public school teachers by contrasting it to the media's (especially Fox News') fawning coverage of Wall Street.

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Why Won't New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Talk to the Press?

On her first day on the job, Cathie Black barely talked to reporters. Now her office won't respond to press requests about her schedule. What gives?

Given that she comes from a media background you would think the Chancellor-designee of New York City's public schools, former Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black, would be comfortable talking to the press. But on her first day on the job, Black barely spoke to reporters, and side-stepped more substantive questions from a crowd of parents. Now Black's office reportedly isn't responding to requests from New York City media about her schedule and public appearances.

According to the New York Daily News, the city's education department press secretary Natalie Ravitz said they wouldn't reveal Black's schedule because:

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