Li'l Wayne To The Rescue


"If Li'l
Wayne would rap the times table, that's what they'd be doing."

Veteran gang member quoted in this blog post from Freaknomics about preventing youth violence.


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  • I refuse to frame the issue of youth violence as "student violence" unless we're addressing those elements that are part of the education system. The rest of youth violence is not a "school issue." It's an urban issue, a crime issue, etc.

  • The New York article was for the most part innocuous, a light dabbling in the larger, tragic issue of Derrion Albert's death. The photo, however, is another shock jock approach by Alexander to get our attention. Like we need that.

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