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loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: July 30th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
In case anyone is interested I believe they will be showing the SOS march on livestream here.

http://edtechtalk.com/studio

it starts at noon eastern time so a little less than an hour.

mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 30th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Washington trip

Tweet tags are #sosmarch or #saveourschools and one live blog will be at:
http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2011/07/live-blogging-from-sos-march-tomorrow.html

Matt caught a midnight plane out of Vancouver for NY and then another flight to Washington. Crazy (and he wasn't even working on Friday).

Other links:

* Backstage photos at http://twitter.com/#!/TeacherSabrina
* Live coverage at the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/live-coverage-save-our-schools-march/2011/07/28/gIQAPjFQjI_blog.html
* Find #SOSMarch on #YouTube at #HeresToOurSchools


Edited at 2011-07-30 03:51 pm (UTC)
loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: July 30th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
The link that I posted doesn't seem to be an actual webcast as much as some random guy doing a really bad webcast. There is no picture, so feel free to delete the link. sorry.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 30th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm listening to it (3am here), but the quality and content is pretty awful. I think Matt's talking later, so I'll keep it going while there's a chance we can hear him speak.
loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: July 30th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tuned in right as Matt started talking. He really is a great public speaker. All things well said.

That webcast person was terrible though. ugh.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 30th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Quotes

Matt seemed to be the headline speech, and the last person to speak before the march (he was introduced by Nancy). He's also done a lot of interviews.

A few quotes from the speech:

kelly8sully: Matt Damon's mom introducing him ... she's a teacher! "My sons are both artists ... Matt, you're bald!" #sosmarch

DavidKY2R: I brought my son, a very talented public school graduate, to speak today: Matt Damon's mom (teacher of teachers)

FundEducationFL: Matt Damon and his Mom are speaking now. "I think you are awesome, I was raised by a teacher..."

MissP_in_DC: Matt Damon: "From K till I graduated from high school, I attended public school. What makes me who I am cannot be measured by a test."

@michaelalison Damon to teachers: my love of learning, passion for acting, curiousity...none of those things can be tested #sosmarch

Edu_Trends: "Millions of us have your back" - Matt Damon #SOSMarch

@Aronic_MCPhD: Matt Damon: My teachers were empowered to teach me, not waste time on test prep...

@brainyandbrawny: Damon: "I had a brush with high stakes testing. My mom went to the principal and said My kid ain't taking that." #SOSmarch

museblogger: Matt Damon: Says he's never been introduced by his mom, who is a teacher, before. Cute! #SOSmarch
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