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This week: the story of a Frenchman's epic journey from Paris to Pakistan by car, the latest from novelist Paul Auster about a neighborhood in Brooklyn, and Gunter Grass' unusual new memoir/novel.
The Way of the WorldBy Nicolas Bouvier
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It was a Parisian Indiana Jones, eccentrically dressed in a khaki combat jacket and French beret, who first told me about The Way of the World. We were in Northeast Afghanistan, camping on top of a hill overlooking a large archaeological site that may or may not have been the city where Alexander the Great met his bride Roxane. I was just out of college and had, at that moment, decided to become an archaeologist. I was in such awe of the man that he could have told me to read the phonebook and I would have. It was a fortunate thing he didn't, »
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In order to talk about these things (with an apparent focus on the state of New Jersey), the documentary introduces us to politicians who propose solutions for the public system, teachers who are punished for speaking out, principals who get fired for taking some decisions, union leaders who have no shame or even self-serving bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. We also get the point of view of parents (some have children who can't read) and students. Besides, the documentary also talks about home-schooling as an alternative.
With that said, Bowdon also interviews education experts such as Clint Bolick (former president of Alliance for School Choice), Gerard Robinson (president of Black Alliance for Educational Options) and Chester Finn (president of the Thomas B. »
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2 items from 2010
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