We definitely need to stress geography more with U.S. students. Parents, go and buy a globe and do some homeschooling.
Imagine going into a government building to ask for assistance. You explain that you’re from New Mexico when the government clerk requests to see your passport because you must be from a foreign country. The government worker is a product of the US education system where she genuinely didn’t know that New Mexico is a US state, since 1912.
April 26, 2018, Gavin Clarkson of N.M., speaks at the Albuquerque bureau of The Associated Press. A District of Columbia clerk refused to accept Clarkson’s state driver’s license for a marriage license because she and her supervisory believed New Mexico was a foreign country. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
Here’s the rest of the story…
On November 30, 2018, AP published the following report, “DC clerk stalls marriage over ‘foreign’ New Mexico ID card”
“A District of Columbia clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man’s state…
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