Let’s bring back geography

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The assignment involved creating an animal and its habitat. Here’s an exact quote: “They live in the Southern Asia of Africa in the Middle East.”

Ummm… I’ll say this much for the habitat: You could put any climatic conditions you wanted in this mythical land. The climate chosen was fine. The location made me laugh, at least.

Eduhonesty: Geography is disappearing from the curriculum, in part because it conveys no benefit on standardized tests. We still teach the state’s capitols, but that’s about it. We need to realize, though, that Americans who grow up with this little understanding of the world are going to look unbelievably foolish when and if they exit America’s borders. Our best bet will be to hope they stay home.