Friday, August 15, 2003

Which way to Brooklyn? 

That is what a New York City straphanger, who was planning to hoof it home during yesterday's power blackout, asked a CNN reporter.

Do we chalk this up to a failure of the schools to teach geography or the possibility that the underground tunnels suck all sense of direction out of subway riders?

If a New Yorker doesn't know where Brooklyn is in relationship to where he or she happens to be in Manhattan, how can we expect him or her to know where Iraq or North Korea or even Peoria is?

We once encountered a teacher who thought Chicago was a state, but that's another story -- a rather sad one.

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