Elitism and Arrogance

A few years ago, I was taking a small group of students on a ten day trip to Italy. Fascinated by its rich history and archeological sites, the most inquisitive of my talented students were ready to try their language skills. Since our group was small, the tour organizer decided to merge us with another group in order to fill a large bus. It was simple economics; the cost would have been lower for everyone.
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