Because the debt ceiling debate almost created a black hole that would have destroyed everything everywhere ever dominated the news cycle all weekend, a certain event in Washington basically got no media coverage. Thousands of concerned parents, teachers, and activists held a rally and march near the White House called Save Our Schools.
The rally caught the attention of several leaders in the field of education. A spokesperson from Save Our Schools tells us that Jon Stewart sent the group a video to play at the rally. He couldn't be there personally because, according to the SOS March media relations boss, Stewart was in Afghanistan (USO Tour?).
But one Hollywood celebrity traveled all night taking two flights to be there... Matt Damon. Damon's mom is a teacher, and he gave a speech talking about what his public education has done for him. Lawrence will discuss all of this in depth in tonight's Rewrite.