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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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