Education

NCLB on TV (But Only if You Have Cable)

By Craig Stone — September 21, 2006 1 min read

HBO’s series The Wire may be casting more of a negative light on the federal No Child Left Behind Act than press conferences by the National Education Association. The series is chronicling the efforts of a cop turned rookie math teacher as he tries to inspire inner city Baltimore students and get them to make adequate yearly progress at the same time. In this article from Salon.com, author James Hynes calls The Wire’s depiction of life in an underperforming school as one of the “sharpest and most high-profile” critiques of the No Child Left Behind Act, which is up for reauthorization next year.

Check out Teacher Magazine‘s recent story on the writer-producer for the hit HBO series.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.