In a National Geographic poll of Americans 18 to 24 years old, 60 percent couldn’t find Iraq on a map of the Middle East. Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border was between the United States and Mexico. But most were comforted by the belief that English is the most widely spoken native language in the world.

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  1. Well, you know it’s much more important to teach how nice it is that Peter has two daddies than something as boring and “dead white male” as Geography.

    I’m guessing the other 40 percent were in the military and had been there.

  2. as boring and “dead white male” as Geography.

    Ironically, geography is a key to learning about diversity, which is not to be confused with Diversity™. The latter is like, felt, maaaan, not studied. I don’t have to know about the world to open my heart to it, or at least to pretend to do so.