First, Xcel Energy has designed the curriculum for Scarlett's sixth grade classroom. Scarlett came home with a huge package of Xcel Energy guidance for changing your showerhead and for worshipping all things huge corporation. Her homework? Understanding all things Xcel energy. This fusion of corporate America and public education bothers the Matron as much as Coke in the lunchroom.
Scarlett is required to basically become an Xcel Board Member in order to complete this week's school assignments. Truly -- home work is a box with XCEL ENERGY on it. Maybe the children will be defending a tremendous oil spill next.
The teacher seems relieved that there's no work involved for her.
Ten out of twenty in Merrick's room. Guess who is under the bed in a panic with mayonaisse on her head?