At approximately thirty-eight seconds into the video one person schools another who slept through class when they were supposed to learn critical thinking skills. Guess which one:
….Michelle Fields: In acting you, there is, there isn’t job security, right? There’s an incentive to work hard and be a better actor because you want to have a job. So why isn’t it like that for teachers?
Matt Damon: You think, do you think job job insecurity is what makes me work hard?
Michelle Fields: Well, you have an incentive to work harder. But, [crosstalk] if there’s job security.
Matt Damon: I, I want to be an actor. It’s not an incentive. That’s the thing. See, you take this MBA style thinking, right? It’s the problem with ed[ucation] policy right now. There’s this intrinsically paternalistic view of problems that are much more complex than that. It’s like saying a teacher is gonna get lazy when they have tenure. A teacher wants to teach. I mean, why else would you take a shitty salary and really long hours and, and, and do that job unless you really loved to do it?….
“…why else would you take a shitty salary and really long hours and, and, and do that job unless you really loved to do it?…”
One person doesn’t have a clue, do they?