Sunday, July 31, 2011
Monica Caldwell Reacts to SOS March Showcasing Worst in Teaching
What is probably most shocking is that teachers find Matt Damon to be a fitting role model for today's youth. I did a little research on Mr. Damon and what I found was shocking. Apparently, a late night comedian named Jimmy Kimmel was having a committed long term relationship with a comedian named Sarah Silverman (or so he thought). While this was going on, Matt Damon and Ms. Silverman were actually involved in an elicit relationship. They actually broke it to Kimmel live on his television show. This is the kind of influence that's appropriate for kids. Check out this clip of Mr. Hollywood admitting to the affair and showing absolutely no remorse of his actions. The end is particularly shocking:
Petty? He's not the one who was having an affair. I lost all credibility for Matt Damon when I heard of this sleazy behavior. You can find the disgusting video that they showed here, but even with swearing bleeped out by the network, it's very disturbing.
Now, the march itself was almost as disturbing. It seemed to be one long diatribe to preserve the status quo, which is the education system exactly as it is now or I guess exactly as it was 15 years ago before reform, which is going great and will be perfected very soon.
One final note. I heard a lot of teachers at the march complaining about the use of test scores for accountability with the complaint that the scores were out of the teacher's control. Some new data from Washington, DC shows that many teachers rated poorly last year were rated very highly this year and vice versa. It just goes to show you how much teachers can improve when they buckle down or decline when they slack off.