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The Answer Sheet Archive: Talking Out of School

SpongeBob speaks: Exclusive interview on education

Ever wonder what SpongeBob thinks makes a great teacher? Of course you haven't, but he tells us in this unusual interview, and he answers more questions about education. Really he does.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 27, 2011; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Talking Out of School  | Tags:  bikini bottom, nickelodeon, nickelodeon shows, patrick and spongebob, spongebob, spongebob characters, spongebob squarepants  
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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

By Valerie Strauss  | September 24, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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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.

By Valerie Strauss  | May 31, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Talking Out of School  | Tags:  Buddy Valastro, Buddy Valastro and cake Boss, Cake Boss, Cake Boss and school, Cake boss and education, Talking Out of School, buddy and carlo's bakery, buddy valastro and cakes, carlo's bakery, carlo's bakery in hoboken  
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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.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 25, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Talking Out of School  | Tags:  David Carr, Talking Out of School  
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Talking Out of School: Claire Danes on college, getting tutored on TV and her so-called life

Claires Danes talks about her unusual education that included being tutored on television and movie sets. "I would be doing a death scene and then go back to my geometry lesson," she said. This is one in an occasional series of conversations I am having with people from different walks of life about their own educational experiences.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 31, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Talking Out of School  | Tags:  Claire Danes, Talking Out of School  
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Talking Out of School with.... southern cooking guru Paula Deen

Paula Deen is a self-educated success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her grandmother and turned it into an empire using common sense. Here's an interview about her formal--and not so formal--education, and what she thinks people who want to go into the food industry should learn.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 8, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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