School Choice

Choice Opponent Matt Damon Takes Heat for Sending Kids to Private School

Can you spell "hypocrisy"?

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More recently, Damon—who grew up in the Boston area but now lives in the Los Angeles area—has opened a can of worms by recently revealing to the Guardian newspaper that, his love for the public schools notwithstanding, he made other arrangements for his own kids.

"Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal," Damon said in the interview. "And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don't have a choice. I mean, I pay for a private education, and I'm trying to get the one that most matches the public education that I had, but that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system."