8.28.2007

A better answer for Lauren Caitlin Upton of South Carolina

Question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”

Answer: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.”

Miss Teen USA Contestant - probably represents the average American teen...no?
Especially those from South Carolina...heehee.


I propose a better answer. How about:

The lack of adult leadership/participation and focused schooling that is the current tread in early childhood education which deemphasizes the need to teach kids academics in their formative years, may be a major contributor to our failing educational system. A system that is overly focused on kids doing what *they* want to do in lieu of learning proven valuable academic lessons, will surly result in a society of adults who cannot locate their own country on a world map. Quite possibly too much 'play' and not enough 'work' is contributing to the stupidity of Americans.

Having said that...she'd get my vote. ;o)

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