Wal*Mart invents classroom-specific back-to-school lists and adds contraband to them

Wal*Mart's class-specific lists of "Back to School" supplies that local teachers want kids to show up with on day one are pure fabrications — and they include items that are prohibited on school-grounds:

When we noticed the local Wal-Mart had shopping lists not only specific to school and grade level, but to teacher, we were thrilled. We started tossing items in the cart to spend, spend, spend.

Weren't we a little surprised to learn afterwards that Wal-Mart invented those lists. Not only were we a bit surprised to learn they did not, in fact, base the lists on anything remotely suggested by the school. Wal-Mart, in fact, put items on the list that are BANNED from being brought to school.

Our daughter's school said Wal-Mart makes up those lists on their own, and a number of items (such as crayons) are on a list from the school. A list of items parents are specifically told not to have their child bring to school. Seriously?

Truth About Wal-Mart Back to School Lists

(Thanks, Thomas!)