She lectures the teachers about her poor training.
A geographically confused content creator is calling for an overhaul of America’s education system, saying she lacks general knowledge despite getting A’s and B’s in her high school classes.
Sabriena Abrre, 25, grew up in Utah but now lives with her husband and two young children in Canada, where she says the general population is better educated.
In a TikTok video In her video, which has been viewed nearly 830,000 times, Abrre claimed that she thought Alaska was an island unconnected to the rest of the North American continent – until a Canadian told her so.
“The list of things I didn’t know about Canada, the United States and geography as a whole is just horrifying – it’s criminal,” the social media star said.
“I was 18 years old, dating my Canadian boyfriend, and he was telling me all about where he works in Canada, and the subject of Alaska came up, and I thought, ‘Wait a minute, can you go to Alaska?’ ” she recalled, expressing embarrassment at not being aware of this fact.
Abrre insisted she was not a “stupid American” and instead blamed the US school system.
The content creator claimed that American education needs “a major overhaul” or perhaps an “overall curriculum overhaul.”
While Abrre previously believed Alaska was an island, she insisted she knew the island was not in the Pacific Ocean like Hawaii.
“I know Alaska is cold,” she said. “Everyone knows Alaska is cold… But did I know it’s connected by land? No, I didn’t know that.”
While many may be taken aback by Abrre’s admission, there are reports that other young Americans lack basic general knowledge.
After to NBCA staggering 63% of Gen Z and Millennial Americans surveyed do not know that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust.
The publication is now non-profit Pacific Standard reported that Generation Z students “no longer have the patience to read denser, more difficult texts such as classic literature,” with only 12% of the population reading some form of printed material such as a physical book or newspaper daily.
Still, some young TikTokers were amazed that Abrre didn’t know that Alaska wasn’t an island.
“You don’t have globes in school??” one commenter questioned.
However, others agreed that the American education system is failing its students in acquiring general knowledge.
“I went to school in the US and moved to Spain when I was 11,” one wrote. “The things I learned when I arrived and should have already known were shocking.”