Skip to comments.What 8th-Graders Were Expected to Know in 1910
Posted on 06/14/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT by QT3.14
The following 8th-grade exit exam materials for Washington state in 1910....
(Excerpt) Read more at eagleforum.org ...
Orthography #7 need to add (for the benefit of MANY Freepers) lose, loose ;^)
I got 100% on the spelling part!
In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Race to the Top, which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called No Child Left Behind, which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called Goals 2000, which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000, which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called A Nation at Risk, which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nations public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.
Haven’t all these been thoroughly debunked already? Pretty sure.
Sure, they know the important stuff - but can they log into FaceBook?
I still had to know much of the same body of knowledge in 1951.
And I did. I passed a similar battery of tests for eighth grade promotion with not merely passing scores, or good scores, but with an “A+” in each category - one of four students in the entire county to achieve that level.
Got branded as the “smart kid” all through high school.
Not an easy crown to wear.
“Cutie pi”? Cripes.
I stand corrected.
I'm hoping he meant "Puritans". Must be the invisible 'a' that is distantly related to the silent 'e'.
Many much moosen!!!!!
I would be interested in seeing, how many journalists today, could pass that Grammar Test.
I doubt that many college educated today could answer all those questions........................
I took the GMAT a few weeks back ... that was harder than the GMAT.
Today the ‘education system’ is geared toward producing functional illiterates capable of barely supporting themselves at menial labor, of which there is little available.
Reminds me of the Epsilon Double Minus Caste in “Brave New World”.......................
Here it is for 2012:
1. Name three of the hundreds of ways George W. Bush personally destroyed the American economy in 2008.
2. Describe how this country’s Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against free-thinking people who correctly believe humankind is, always was and always will be the highest form of life.
3. What is the preamble to the United Nations charter?
4. Describe one of the many reasons a sharing, communal, sustainable lifestyle is vastly superior to the selfishness of earth-destroying suburban settings.
5. When you have your first gay experience, will you first: 1) Announce it on Facebook, 2) Gleefully inform your adult life-partner parental figures, or 3) Organize a Pride parade?
6. Are you forced to attend an intolerant, hateful, racist Christian church, and if so, what are the names and home addresses of anyone speaking out against diverse lifestyles?
and you would get partial credit for that answer. You also have the fact that Eastern WA is a desert plateau with a significantly higher average elevation than Western WA, and specifically from a climate standpoint, Western WA gets marine effect, where Eastern WA gets hit by winds from central Alberta at some points of the year, and eastern Oregon at other times of the year.
Being superseded by the college education for standard adults being the presumption today. As Dennis Prager has said sadly, many if not most of today’s colleges makes individuals stupider instead of smarter.
“I doubt that many college educated today could answer all those questions........................”
It took me a couple of minutes to figure out the fifth “great nation” of Europe....
Remember, in 1910 the nations that existed on the European continent are not the same as today.....................
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