Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Can you locate Paris ?

63% portion of Americans ages 18 to 24 who could not locate Iraq on a world map, according to a survey. 50% portion who could not find New York State.
So next time when you ask a young person in US:
'Can you locate Paris' ?
The answer might be:
'I think She is in, like, Malibu right now'.

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Blogger Candy said...

Ya know, this is a sad but very true thing in the US. One I'm guilty of too. It's our wonderful educational system here ;) I'm 31 and I know I couldn't put together one of those kiddie US map puzzles to save my life.

9:38 PM

 
Blogger brad said...

I saw a news report about that survey. The state of geography today is sad. Maybe more focus needs to be placed on where the countries ARE instead of, e.g., what their capitals are would help. Today GPS receivers can tell you where you are, but without some knowledge of geography, the context is missing.

9:58 AM

 

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