Who better to critique our nation's education policies than Matt Damon? After all, the man's a bona fide mathematical genius. Oh wait, that's me confusing movies and real life again, my bad. Well anyway, in an interview with Piers Morgan that's set to air tonight on CNN, Damon had quite a mouthful to say about the Obama administration's current policies. According to Damon,
"I really think he misinterpreted his mandate… He's doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education… the idea that we're testing kids and we're tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We're training them, not teaching them."
You might previously remember Damon as an ardent Obama supporter. Back in 2008 he raised funds and campaigned at rallies for the then-candidate. I think he does a good job representing a lot of liberals' disillusionment with the president. But blame should probably be equally placed on the rest of the mostly-passive Democratic party. Then again, what has Damon done for our nation's children? Perhaps he should stop making movies and start legislating policy?