The Wire and Beyond

Praying for Eyebrowz

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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