Thankfully, our system of education here in our state still values learning and mastery (academics, life and character) very important. We don't shy being called "backwards and primitive". That's how I think, so far. With 'desperate measures', we enjoy our right to teach our children the value of loving learning and contributing productively in our community. Economically, we are of average standing, hard-working tax-paying citizens in our society. Sounds idealistic.