Monday, December 25, 2006

Links of the Week

I've written about The Wire previously. The fourth season, which ended this month, follows four kids through their eighth grade year in inner-city Baltimore. Here is an op/ed by a current Baltimore teacher that appeared in the Baltimore Sun.

The United States and torture.

Tchula is a small, Delta town. MTC has, in the past, placed teachers in Tchula, although it has been about five years. This story is a good example of the myriad of problems faced by a small, Delta town.

Does free will exist?

Our "leaders" can't tell the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite.

Peter Singer's article on poverty begins with this question: What is a human life worth?

The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.


Anonymous said...

Judging from his widely-disseminated views, we all know what Peter Singer believes a human life is worth - nothing. Singer speaking on ethics??? What a sham.

Michele Sabatier said...

So so glad to see you had watched The Wire this season. I was glued to it as I tried to imagine what my teaching experience will be. I suspect that except for the urban setting outside the school, the behavior and social issues in the -- in MY! -- classroom, and the admin politics will be pretty close to what Simon portrayed.