How can one measure if a child has been left behind if the child doesen’t even know where he or she has been? It also seems that children today don’t even know which direction northwest is in. From National Geographic:
Half could not find New York State on a map of the United States.
A third of the respondents could not find Louisiana, and 48 percent couldn’t locate Mississippi on a map of the United States, even though Hurricane Katrina put these southeastern states in the spotlight in 2005.
Many young Americans also lack basic map-reading skills.
Told they could escape an approaching hurricane by evacuating to the northwest, only two-thirds could indicate which way northwest is on a map.
If you think this is bad, read the article to see what they know of geography and culture overseas.