Thursday, October 28, 2010
Yesterday my high school daughter went to school ("Katza") at 700 and returned at 1730 (ten classes of 45 min.) and then went to night school for French. And homework. They have exams almost every week. She says that the students's school radio plays Beethoven. She is against the elitist Ashkenazi clique programming it. She has the right populist instincts to succeed in politics.
In the Colegio Nacional No.3 Mariano Moreno in Buenos Aires, we learned from 0800 till 1200. Homework was unknown. Exams were at the end of the year. I spent the afternoons in the Velez Sarsfield club swimming and in public libraries. There were many communist and anarchist libraries in those times in Buenos Aires, but I most liked the Biblioteca Lincoln of the US Embassy and the Circulo Militar's reading room with dark wood, leather chairs and green lights.