As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?
Take an African American and a Korean American school boy, two mothers trying to support them working in the world's oldest profession, set them in Brooklyn public housing, mix in pimps, thieves, beggars, and a daily maternal dose of heroin, and what do you get? A heart-warming saga of family and friends.