Teenage views on Culture (Nordplus closing interviews, 2013)

“Learning Skills for Sustainable Development” Date: 26th – 29th November, 2013 Venue: Riga State Gymnasium Nr. 2 Time for opening: on 26th November at 16.00 Closing: on 29th November at 15.00 Participants: 6 delegates from Riga State Gymnasium Nr. 2, Latvia, 6 delegates from Calmare International School, Sweden, 6 delegates from Hugo Treffneri Gymnasium, Estonia

‘Mellencamp’s classroom tape’

John Mellencamp is one of my favorite rock singers. I find it fascinating how he depicts urban life. It is well-known that in his songs he delivers sharp criticism of the Reaganian neoconservative policies, as he sings in his 1989 hit, ’The Country Gentleman’: ”He ain’t a-gonna help no poor man … He ain’t a-gonna