Yesterday a brand spanking new Walmart opened in the town I teach. The locals have been talking about it for months. Their eyes gleaming with anticipation of dancing smiley faces knocking down prices every day. Clearly an important day in the history of "their" town.
So important in fact that we had parents pulling their kids out of school early to go to the Grand Opening Celebration. Apparently Walmart trumps education.
And we wonder why we can't pass the state tests.