The Good Will Hunting actor attended the Save Out Schools rally in Washington DC on Sunday with his mother, a teacher, and appeared offended when a reporter from Reason TV asked him if he thought teachers receiving tenure did not have the incentive to give their job their all. The reporter suggested Damon might work harder than teachers, since his job does not necessarily come with a guaranteed security. Teachers with tenure, however, know that they will always receive compensation.
"You think job insecurity makes me work hard?" questioned Damon. "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 then fired back at a cameraman who lobbed a statistic that 10 percent of teachers were "bad." When Damon asked him where he got that figure, the cameraman responded "I don't know."