Matt Damon has accused the U.S. government of placing too much pressure on teachers by tying their wages to exam results, insisting they should be given more freedom to teach.
Kind-hearted Damon, whose mother is a professor of early childhood education, has called on a different approach after attending a Save our Schools rally in Washington last year (11).
He wants to see teachers given the chance to educate properly, and without fear their jobs are on the line if their pupils don't achieve high exam results.
The Bourne Identity star says, "In America, we're testing children and tying teachers' salaries to the results. That kind of mechanised thinking has nothing to do with higher-order thinking. We're training them, we're not teaching them."