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By James Tooley

Every body from Bono to the United countries is seeking a miracle to convey education close by of the poorest youngsters on the earth. James Tooley came upon one hiding in undeniable sight. whereas learning deepest colleges in India for the area financial institution, and nervous he was once doing little to aid the negative, Tooley wandered into the slums of Hyderabad's outdated urban. stunned to discover it overflowing with tiny, parentfunded colleges choked with energized scholars, he got down to detect if colleges like those may support in achieving common schooling. Named after Mahatma Gandhi's word for the colleges of pre-colonial India, the attractive Tree recounts Tooley's trip from the most important shanty city in Africa to the hinterlands of Gansu, China. It introduces readers to the households and lecturers who taught him that the bad are usually not watching for academic handouts. they're development their very own colleges and teaching themselves.

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11 Prophetically enough, I caught a rerun of that very show on PBS over the weekend and was struck by how terribly correct the servants looked in their black-and-white uniforms and how much wiser they were than their callow, egotistical masters. We too have uniforms, though they are more oafish than dignified-ill- fitting and in an overloud combination of kelly- green pants and a blinding sunflower-yellow polo shirt. And, as is explained in writing and over the next day and a half of training, we too have a special code of decorum.

Or maybe you lose your home because you've been living with a mother or a sister who throws you out when her boyfriend comes back or because she needs the bed or sofa you've been sleeping on for some other wayward family member. And there you are. And here I am-as clueless and alone as I have ever been in my grownup life. A. asks of recovering alcoholics is to make "a searching and fearless moral inventory" of themselves, and now, alone in my motel room, I find myself fairly obsessed with my stuff, how much of it there is and how long it will last.

For a forty-hour week, our pay at The Maids would amount to $266, or $43 above the poverty level. 39 NICKEL AND DIMED For a former waitress such as myself, this is pretty much a breeze. The residents start drifting in forty minutes before breakfast is ready, by walker and wheelchair or just marching stiffly on their own power, and scuffle briefly over who sits where. I rush around pouring coffee-decaf only, Linda warns, otherwise things can get pretty wild - and taking "orders," trying to think of it as a restaurant, although in a normal restaurant, I cannot help thinking, very few customers smell like they're carrying a fresh dump in their undies.

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