Damon Takes the Stage, but Ravitch Wins the Applause
When the actor Matt Damon stood before a capacity crowd inside the Cal State Northridge student union last night, he smiled sheepishly and said he wasn’t surprised to see so many star-struck supporters in attendance. After all, he said, he was introducing the education historian and anti-corporate reform activist Diane Ravitch. Ravitch was appearing as...
By Chase Niesner | October 3, 2013
Matt Damon, Steve Zimmer: Ravitch’s BFFs in LA
LA Unified board member Steve Zimmer, who just spent a weekend with Superintendent John Deasy talking education policy in Washington D.C., is getting another side of the story next week when he hosts Diane Ravitch – and actor Matt Damon – at Occidental College. Zimmer is an adjunct instructor in Urban and Environmental Policy. Ravitch...
By Vanessa Romo | September 25, 2013
Matt Damon and His Really Hard Public School Dilemma
Look, sometimes it’s tough being famous. People crave what you have to say. They believe you when you espouse certain opinions. They trust you. They like to think you’re a Celebrity of Your Word. But then there’s that touchy issue of education. Hmm. Yes, you’re a huge supporter of public schools . . . but...
By LA School Report | August 9, 2013