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Johns Hopkins teaching "The Wire"

The Sun's Childs Walker describes the course, focusing on one class taught by the show's writer and creator, former Sun reporter David Simon:

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Childs notes that university such as Duke and Harvard also are using the urban drama to teach -- showcasing the struggles of an inner-city through a fictional yet telling portrait of the futile effort to fight drugs and crime against the failures of institutions such as politics, the media, school and police.

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