Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
For many Wire junkies -- the fourth season is the apex of the series. It focuses on the problems of a fictional (read: thinly disguised) Baltimore school system. I confess, when I read this article about electronic monitoring in Dallas public schools, I thought of Randy, Michael, Dukie and Naimond -- and all their classmates -- especially the ones not in school. The system seems to work for a lot of kids -- especially those who are most at risk -- but people have complained that there's a touch of Big Brother to the program. We'll talk to a principal in East Dallas about the program -- and why he believes it's working.