For years people have been telling me that Studly Doright and I need to watch “The Wire.” For some reason we resisted. Now, though, we’ve seen the light. We’re well into season four, and I must say, this is incredible television. It’s gritty and real.
As a former teacher, and as someone who worked as a consultant in inner city schools, this fourth season is certainly resonating with me.
I still remember vividly the day I was standing outside a school on a corner in Newark, New Jersey, waiting for the hotel’s limo service to pick me up after school.
A teacher hurried out from the school. “Leslie, it’s not safe for you out here. Come back in and wait for your ride.”
I took her advice.
At another school, this one in Detroit, Michigan, I had to go to the principal to get the educational materials my company provided…
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