Public schools in my county does not teach geography. I send my grandkids to private school and geography is taught there. This semester my grandson had to learn the countries and their capitals in Western and Eastern Europe and locate each country on a map. He is in the 7th grade. I believe the federal government is intending to "dumb down" American children. Look at our public school systems where so many children fail to graduate from high school.
Idiots in the media. You would think that their job is information they would know all these things. But, they are more interested in ratings than Getting it right. I think they figured it was close enough for their purposes. Some exec said, "See, I can see Egypt. Use it."
Did you hear aboot the T-party lady that didn't remeber basic elementary History. The Amer.Revoltution. Where it started. LOL
That sounds more like obama than any tea party member to me. His gaffs are legend re: American history and government! I didn't like bush at all but obama makes him look brilliant in many respects.
They should have proofed the map no doubt and they probably will now do so in the future.
If we are going to discuss politics, this should be moved to that forum. I believe there is a rule about discussing politics in forums other than the "appropriate" forum. Read the disclaimers (both) for the politics forum
Until the Tea Party came up, this topic was about fox news and quality education re: geography. I believe it should go back to news and the quality of education
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