Why are Americans so bad at geography?

There’s a country named Azerbaijan, did you know that? If you’re American I’m going to guess your answer was “Azerbawho?” I know this because that was my reaction when my lovely friend and roommate (at the time) told me she was Azerbaijani. The Florida school system wasn’t super kind to kids like me who actually would’ve gained a lot from taking years of geography courses. However, Florida was actually better than most states because I did actually have one geography class in 7th grade. ONE. That was it, but did you know that there are states that don’t require geography courses at all?!

So when your European friends roast you because you have no idea where Germany is and go on and on about how stupid Americans are… Well, now you know why. America hasn’t prioritized geography in its school system. Unfortunate, but it’s the truth.

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