During last Fridays (Aug. 24) Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss South Carolina, Caitlin Upton, lost her direction when a judge asked her why she thinks one fifth of Americans cant locate the U.S. on a world map, leaving many viewers questioning the strength of South Carolinas educational system.
But Jim Foster, communications director of the South Carolina Department of Education, isnt stressed about his states schooling strengths.
He says, Id bet my lunch money, and my kids lunch money, that any student in South Carolina could locate the U.S. on a world map.
And Foster has no plans on changing the system because of one bumbling beauty queen.
Says Foster: Our geography curriculum is just as rigorous as any other state. Im not going to change the entire South Carolina school system because one unfortunate young lady got tongue-tied.
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