ERIC Number: EJ748543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Cech, Scott J.
Teacher Magazine, v18 n1 p32, 34-39 Sep 2006
Former Baltimore cop and teacher Ed Burns isn't a masochist. The writer-producer for "The Wire," a critically applauded HBO series about life and death on the streets of Baltimore, is just feverishly trying to save public schools. He thinks American education is hopelessly screwed up, but that it's also the country's only hope. So it makes sense that while he's putting chronically failing schools under "The Wire's" dramatic spotlight, Burns has also been working on an offscreen project to help reach the city's most endangered students. With plans to eventually expand the pilot program to other troubled districts, Burns' aim is both simple and extravagantly ambitious: to resurrect public education. Burn's views are further discussed in this article.
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Public Education, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Urban Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Achievement, Television Viewing, High Risk Students, Police, Disadvantaged Youth, Class Size
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; United States