A question from a reporter for the libertarian Reason TV website prompted a tense exchange with actor Matt Damon over whether tenured teachers, who have more job security, have less incentive to work hard.
"You think job insecurity makes me work hard?" Damon said. "A teacher wants to teach. Why else would you take a shitty salary and really long hours and do that job unless you really love to do it?"
Damon was asked by his mother, an expert on child development, to speak at the Save Our Schools rally, a grassroots effort to protest the Obama administration´s education policies, standardized testing and No Child Left Behind.