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  •  I don't shop there either, but (2+ / 0-)

    a lot of my underpaid, teacher friends do. It's a vicious circle.

    It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

    by Desert Rose on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 05:10:13 PM PST

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    •  I personally (2+ / 0-)
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      don't see where they're that much cheaper. At least in my neck of the woods.

      We also have a plethora of Dollar Store, Family Dollar, Big Lots etc. I've had the chance to compare a few times (don't go in Wal Mart very often) and the exact same items were always $1-$3 more.

      But has anyone seen Wally's newest ad? It started showing up a couple days ago here. It repeats the same old tripe about how even part time "associates" can rocket to the top. Then one actress says "my company gives me health insurance starting at $40 a month!" Notice she doesn't say $40 a month is what she pays - it "starts" at $40 a month. I can't recall all the other outrageous BS , but it's obvious these mini strikes and diaries like this are having an impact.

      Pour it on!

      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

      by Pariah Dog on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 04:28:25 AM PST

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      •  Yes, I've seen that propaganda. (1+ / 0-)
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        Complete BS.

        It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

        by Desert Rose on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 05:21:10 AM PST

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