There’s a scene in The Wire, the HBO TV series about the travails of urban life in Baltimore, in which the idealistic young teacher, an ex-cop, goes to the school basement to scrounge for materials. With a student in tow, he finds stacks of brand new, untouched, still shrink-wrapped textbooks sitting in piles in the supply closet.
Wed. Jan. 7. Fund the Child? Weighted Student Funding and Educational Equity Video/Discussion. 6 p.m. Moore College of Art, 20th and the Parkway. Public School Notebook presents a video of a 2006 debate featuring District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and other educators about the issue of weighted student funding. A discussion about the topic and its impact in Philadelphia schools will follow. For information or to RSVP, email the Notebook or call 215-951-0330 x 2107.