My 7th grade daughter was getting the same crap so I had here do some thinking, first I asked her: "If you grouped all the people in the world into one big group how much of the United States would they cover?"
I ran her through the math and such, (BTW her guess was most of the Eastern US to from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi.) and she was astonished at the result.
She was under the impression that the world was overflowing with humans. I wonder where she got such ideas?
Exactly. The teachers are using scare tactics to mold their gullible minds.
We must be involved and vigilant in setting them straight.
My 9 yr old 3rd grader asked me what the difference was between dems and repubs. To keep it simple, I just told him that democrats want most of our hard earned money to be taxed to give away to the lazy. Repubs think we should be able to keep more of it. He agreed.