Precision on the “Homicide” Board

(Note: This is the first entry in my Summer Reading series. I will be reading David Simon’s two books, Homicide and then The Corner, and writing pieces on how those books establish major concepts that become crucial in The Wire. I invite you to read along with me as I go through these essential texts.)

By Peter Honig

As a teacher, I sometimes wonder what, if anything, my students will remember ten or twenty years after they leave my class. When those thoughts come to my mind, I console myself by remembering the lessons that still stay with me many years later.