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August 9, 2013 - 1:15 pm

(h/t: National Review Online)

Seriously, this guy

Oscar winner Matt Damon has earned millions successfully playing a super spy, tortured genius, rugby icon, and poker player. Yet a new role is turning out to be a challenge for the actor and activist: Parent forced to square his public stands about other people’s children with his private choices about his own. When the avowedly liberal actor revealed in an interview last week that he was sending his children to private schools – despite his vocal criticism of education reform efforts and statements about his staunch public school support – it was catnip for conservatives. Damon’s choice also raised the question of whether it is hypocritical for education reform opponents to make choices they would deny to others through public policy.

Yes, it is quite hypocritical but it is also Standard Operating Procedure over in Prog Land. However, as progressive lunacy only works well in fantasy and generally sows misery in reality, the Prog elites are adamant about making sure they live by a “Hippie b.s. for thee but not for me” rule.

And nowhere are they more loaded with manure than when it comes to education. Progressive support for public education in America is about one thing only: defending the public school/Big Labor cash pipeline to the Democrats. They actually fight (constantly) for children to be forced to go to schools where they are in physical danger every day rather than give them the choice to be safe and well educated. The National Education Association is the most evil labor organization in America and also one of the biggest financial supporters of Democrats, yet very few of the prominent Democrats who rise to power with NEA money would send their kids to a public school.

But if you question this you hate children.

Matt Damon is making speeches about public education, telling the little people how they should raise their children.

I’ll listen when his kids spend a couple of years in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Kidding. I still won’t listen.

Also read: The 5 Most Destructive Political Ideas in Matt Damon’s Movies

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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"National Education Association is the most evil labor organization in America..."

I object! What about the American Federation of Teachers, or the UAW, the American Association of University Women or the SEIU? Let's not sell these fine organizations short on how much damage they too have done to the nation.

On the video I saw Damon made the heart tugging statement, "I know how tough you've had it over the past ten years?"

Really? What's so tough about making more in nine months that equivalent skills make in a 50 week work year, getting gold plated benefits, retiring early to a fat pension with still more benefits, and being protected from being fired and replaced even though as a group America's educators are the biggest failures on earth.

What's so bad about that, Matt?
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No, he wants YOUR children indoctrinated.
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I would post the general commentary about I'll not be attending any of Damon's movies as protest, but ignoring the massive hypocrisy and sanctimony of Schmuck Damon, I also find Damon such a wooden and overrated actor, there would be little personal sacrifice required.
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Whenever a Hollywood type opines on anything beyond acting, they prove it doesn't take a brain to act.
49 weeks ago
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Matt Damon is as relevant to public schools as Meryl Streep was to the apple industry. She damn near destroyed it.
49 weeks ago
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he should be a Chicago teacher where over 39% send their kids to Private school
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my understanding is that many teachers in L.A. are only too happy to get their children into private schools, confirming that the school system is broken beyond repair.

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"National Education Association is the most evil labor organization in America..."

I object! What about the American Federation of Teachers, or the UAW, the American Association of University Women or the SEIU? Let's not sell these fine organizations short on how much damage they too have done to the nation.

On the video I saw Damon made the heart tugging statement, "I know how tough you've had it over the past ten years?"

Really? What's so tough about making more in nine months that equivalent skills make in a 50 week work year, getting gold plated benefits, retiring early to a fat pension with still more benefits, and being protected from being fired and replaced even though as a group America's educators are the biggest failures on earth.

What's so bad about that, Matt?
49 weeks ago
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Damon said the public schools weren't PROGRESSIVE enough.
Progressive only means one thing. He wants his children indoctrinated. That's what this is about.
49 weeks ago
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No, he wants YOUR children indoctrinated.
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Damon pays taxes to support schools whether his kids are in them or not. why should he not demand excellence? i have no children in school right now, but i pay more taxes than most. if you want me stop demanding that the schools be good, stop demanding i, or Damon, pay for them.
50 weeks ago
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Miss the point much?
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Ignore the facts, embrace the narrative.
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The problem is that Damon only pontificates about about school excellence. If he really cared, he would immerse himself and his family into the public school systems and try to gain real insight on how things could be improved. His view from above is worthless.
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MATT DAMON!!!!!


.....sorry, had to be done.
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Damon is a member of the club; it's good for thee but now me. Not much different from those Congressional staffers recently exempted from the financial burdens of Obamacare. Just another limousine liberal assuaging his conscience and attempting to cover up that faint odor of personal rot, pretending to be a deep thinker and authentic intellectual.
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not in the millennium >he's going to get some teaching he never was taught >all HIS riches will be gone at that time so he will have to listen OR..........
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re: "They actually fight (constantly) for children to be forced to go to schools where they are in physical danger every day"

It is true there is intense pressure on principals (passed down to teachers) to look the other way when they see violence or a student reports it. A principal who cannot deny the abrasions or bruises a student presents can only launch into a hopefully convincing story on why the student or his parents shouldn't report the assault to the police.

State-wide on-line statistics (including reports of viiolence) unfortunately incentivize covering up reports of violence so that superintendents can pretend to the school board and other public officials that their schools are "safe" - a joke. Our latest high school construction enabled the "keepers" to lock the students into the cafeteria, without security, for their lunch break - not kidding.
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Why should anyone give any credence to Matt Damon. He's a man who's career consists of playing roles in non-reality. In the Bourne movies, he karates everyone in Europe, but I'll bet he can't take Dog the bounty hunter, because Dog is kind of real. So, it should not surprise us that Damon is wrong about public issues or that he voted for Obama.
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this man is creeping me out we are second class citizens? according to Damon?little people? anyone that supports these holly hood people are bringing this country down to their own demise and the rest of us are not happy
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I would post the general commentary about I'll not be attending any of Damon's movies as protest, but ignoring the massive hypocrisy and sanctimony of Schmuck Damon, I also find Damon such a wooden and overrated actor, there would be little personal sacrifice required.
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