A university town
which borders Interstate 80
in the midst of rural Pennsylvania
which binds the town to the hicks who have always been there is hardly Ivy League
. Anyone with a 2.0 GPA and an SAT
score of 200 can get in. That's not to say that those who teach there aren't well-qualified and good instructors. On the contrary, graduates of Harvard
, those who have taught at Princeton
are employed as professors. Unfortunately for them, most of the people who end up in Clarion don't care about their futures, and are merely attending university to get away from their folks and move into the pseudo big city.
Here, teachers at the elementary and high schools are required to be atheletic coaches, ethnic slurs
are background noises to be ignored, and everyone is forced to pledge allegiance to the flag, even though it's unconstitutional
. Children in this town area taught to ignore justice
, to create an atmosphere of hatred
. There are no role models
in Clarion, Pennsylvania, other than those who choose to leave.