The Answer Sheet: Talking Out of School


Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/24/2010

The education of Oliver Stone

Here is another in my occasional "Talking Out of School" series in which people from different walks of life remember their education. Movie director Oliver Stone recalls his rigorous boarding school, dropping in and out of Yale University a few times, winding up with Martin Scorsese as a teacher at New York University's film school, why he loved g having film dirMartin Scorsese as nversityP"Talkia series of 'Talking o

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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/31/2010

The schooling of Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss

Here is another in my "Talking Out of School" series of interviews with people from different walks of life about their education, formal and informal. Today read about Buddy Valastro, aka, the Cake Boss.

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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/25/2010

Writer David Carr's unconventional education

David Carr writes about media and culture for The New York Times, though that is not why I wanted to interview him for this Talking Out of School series. Rather, it was what Atlantic Monthly called his “joyous peculiarity.” Here he talks about going to a Catholic boys school he "loathed," a teacher who told him he didn't know anything and inspired him to read a long list of American contemporary works, what he thinks of his own children's education, and more.

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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/11/2009

Zac Efron talks about education, cheating in school

Here is another in an occasional series of conversations about education I am having with people from different walks of life.... Zac Efron: "The conscious decision not to go to college was the toughest decision I have ever had to make.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/04/2009

Talking Out of School with.... Quincy Jones

The following is a conversation about education that I had with legendary producer Quincy Jones at a conference he convened in New York City about music education. Jones has been nominated for more Grammies than any other living artist, with a total of 79 nominations and 27 awards. He also won an Emmy Award, seven Oscar nominations, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/28/2009

'Talking Out of School' .... with musician John Legend

Musician John Legend talks about skipping two grades, his first school crush, why he went to the Ivy League and more in a conversation about education with The Answer Sheet.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/21/2009

'Talking Out of School' with... Attorney General Eric Holder

This is the first in what will be an occasional series of quick conversations about school with people from different walks of life. Today's snapshot is on Attorney General Eric Holder.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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