This is just tragic. How will future shoppers help the American economy slog forward? It is a shame that more schools aren’t focusing on these essential skills. If we don’t educate students on skills like finding Payless on a mall map, how will they learn to do this themselves.
Some say that we are just protecting them from buying cheap shoes. I mean, if we not only allow them to go there, but show them how to find it, aren’t we guilty when those $10 specials fall apart at inopportune times? I say, of course not. We need to show them how to responsibly use these maps. Point out that they can get higher quality discount shoes for just slightly more at DW or super discounts on name brand shoes at TJ Maxx.
So, don’t protect students from reality, prepare them for it. 🙂