The Wu-Tang Clan once sagely proclaimed that cash rules everything around us. While that may be an overly simplified look at our economy, it has apparently made its way into the curriculum of several elementary schools around the country, which are doing their very best to teach children that there is only one thing that matters in their little kid lives ...
4A Middle School Where Field Trips Are for the 20 Percent Who Can Afford Them
Middle school field trips are part of that brief, opportunistic window of adolescence where two people can get caught making out at a planetarium and not end up on any government lists for it. With that in mind, one can only imagine the looks of despair in the eyes of the students at West Middle School in Fulton County, Georgia, when 80 percent of them were excluded from attending any more field trips because their parents couldn't afford to pay the costs.
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"We figured being the 80 percent now would prep them for being the 99 percent later."