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  • Scholar: TV show 'The Wire' accurately depicted how public schools help vulnerable students

    Photo of University of Illinois law professor and education law expert Margareth Etienne

    A new paper from University of Illinois law professor and education law expert Margareth Etienne explores the fictional portrayal of popular educational policy reforms favored by academics in the fourth season of “The Wire,” the critically acclaimed TV show on HBO from 2002-08, and reviews what the show got right and wrong in its depiction of how a large, urban public school functions in a community.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Margareth Etienne, call 217-265-0878; email metienne@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Education, violence and re-wiring our schools” is available online.