Boston Globe Op-Ed on “The Class”

Boston Globe Op-Ed on “The Class”

March 4, 2009

An op-ed by Alexandra Marshall in Monday’s Boston Globe asks: why, when critics favored the filmed version of François Bégaudeau’s The Class to win the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, did the Academy pass it by? And more importantly: why, when politicians and civic leaders promise that education will be one of their top priorities, do they routinely pass budgets that fail to deliver on that promise?

According to Marshall, the April publication of The Class (in a “vigorous translation by Linda Asher”) “will recharge the conversation [about the funding of education] in a substantive way.”

To read Marshall’s op-ed, go to, or click here.

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