Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Muppet Pepe

HS Freshman: I want to find out what happened to people who lived in Victorian England when they couldn't pay their debts.

Me: Okay. Hmmm, did your teacher give you any hints about how to start this project?

HSF: The people went to prison. I want to compare how the system has changed from then.

So I found a book about the history of crime/punishment, and sure enough, there were several pages (in the INDEX- see post about "role model") about debtors in Victorian England.

As Pepe would say, "UNBELIEVABLE!"

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