Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Very Scary Numbers

I may not be able to identify every country on a blank map of the world, but I do alright. And I can name all of the states in the U.S. with easy (though I'm a bit hazzy on the capitals).

According to CNN, a new study has found some very scary numbers, in regards to how many 18 to 24 year old Americans don't know where places in the news are. But perhaps the most frightening number is this:
Fewer than three in 10 think it important to know the locations of countries in the news and just 14 percent believe speaking another language is a necessary skill.
How can we expect to compete in the world when this is true?

1 comment:

Arty4ever said...

Do you want to be able to remember the capitals to all 50 states, FOREVER?

Then check out this website:

There you will find a deck of flash cards with funny cartoons that stick in your mind. Educational AND fun!