I have to admit, I'm a big fan of Matt Damon. Everything I've heard him say outside of acting makes me like him. This recent video I am happy to include among the evidence for "Matt Damon is awesome:"
Reason.tv is a libertarian organization. I've had some people suggest I might be libertarian, but this video is evidence to the contrary. Having (mostly) gone through the teacher program at my university, and having several good friends who are teachers, I wholeheartedly agree with Matt Damon's approach. The idea of taking away "job security" among teachers is silly. I don't know exactly where I stand on the pension issue, exactly, but it seems like the gut reaction most people have when there are education problems is to blame the teachers. Yes, there are bad teachers. Yes, we should try to figure out a way to encourage good teachers and teaching habits. The issue is minor compared to many other driving issues in education.
I remain hopeful for education, even if I'm going going into the career anymore.