As the election coverage rolled on yesterday, CNN at one point provided a great example of why getting Kentucky’s new social studies standards right really matters, fouling up the labels for Kentucky and Indiana on an election coverage map.
But, there is more. The Washington Examiner says in the past CNN apparently also located Hong Kong – in South America!
This helps underscore why I am concerned about Kentucky’s current draft social studies standards. Among other major omissions, the draft standards never require students to learn the map of the United States.
Of course, our kids might have no trouble getting jobs at CNN if their courses were shaped around these totally inadequate draft standards. Maybe someone at CNN was already educated with those standards.