Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

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Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become
 

 
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Have you ever seen the movie “Idiocracy”? It is a movie about an “average American” that wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that is surrounding him. Unfortunately, that film is a very accurate metaphor for what has happened to American society today. We have become so “dumbed down” that we don’t even realize what has happened to us. But once in a while something comes along that reminds us of how far we have fallen. In Kentucky, an eighth grade exam from 1912 was recently donated to the Bullitt County History Museum. When I read this exam over, I was shocked at how difficult it was. Could most eighth grade students pass such an exam today? Of course not. In fact, I don’t even think that I could pass it. Sadly, this is even more evidence of “the deliberate dumbing down of America” that former Department of Education official Charlotte Iserbyt is constantly warning us about. The American people are not nearly as mentally sharp as they once were, and with each passing generation it gets even worse.
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118 comments for "Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become"

 08-15-2013, 10:03 PM         #2
Lex Lossis 
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Wow that is creepy.

We really need to stop this sh*t. n*ggas think this Illuminati sh*t is a joke man ya'll really gonna fu*kin learn when it's too late.
 4 years ago '12        #3
OrangeSoda 98 heat pts98
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dayummmmn. i woulda got an F even after checking my answers
 4 years ago '10        #4
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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And fat. Can't forget fat.


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 4 years ago '04        #5
GodsFavorite 101 heat pts101
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I wouldve had a lot of these but foh talking about "sketch" so and so I mean what the sh*t
 4 years ago '10        #6
BasedonMars 875 heat pts875
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sh*ts beyond creepy everything seemed to be about percentage, and also the questions seemed to be written in such proper specific manner I had to read each question Twice or more.....Great post this opens your eyes to how much brain power we've lost in jus a 101 years...now who's out there smarter than your average Bear
 4 years ago '11        #7
KING JAYY 536 heat pts536
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I thought I was smart
 08-16-2013, 01:29 AM         #8
SOD RG 
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I think I woulda been in Special Ed in 1912.


Or maybe Ida died on the titanic.
 4 years ago '08        #9
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 08-16-2013, 02:15 AM         #10
KiddKidd45 
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I woulda said fu*k school
 4 years ago '12        #11
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No wonder n*ggas back then dropped out in 3rd grade and sh*t
 4 years ago '13        #12
Dodgers 3 heat pts
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The only hard part was history and that could have been done easily if you studied, what kinda school did y'all n*ggas go to?
 08-16-2013, 03:28 AM         #13
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 cubes said:
No wonder n*ggas back then dropped out in 3rd grade and sh*t
My grandma said she dropped out in 7th grade.
 4 years ago '12        #14
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pfff the geography part is too easy
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 4 years ago '06        #15
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If it's an exam and they had time to study then you should be able to do this easy.. If its some random sh*t you get out the blue then of course a 13/14 y/o version of yourself would be slightly intimidated.
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I learn all that sh*t in middle school. Math question are basic word problems with percentages. It basically the same like current word problem we learned with fraction. Those question was nowhere near the algebraic word problem I had in middle school. Then again I took algebra in the 7th grade. Its not like they learning geometry , trig and calculus. The way the thread starter acted like they learning sine, cosine, tangents.

You do basic human anatomy 7th and 8th grade. Anybody who actually paid attention to biology would passed that section.

The only hard part is history which is not fair because when we had history during middle school that we learn world war 1 and 2 which was a more important war than the civil war. I also learn ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome in the 6th grade. When they had history, that their grand parents actually faught in the civil war.

What bullsh*t school all of you go.

Also current 8th grade would passed this with ease outside of history. The guy who wrote this must be an idiot especially since he admit he would failed that test.


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 4 years ago '05        #17
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Hard? Nope...but I'm not in the 8th grade tho..

 4 years ago '06        #18
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 VictoryThagr8 said:
I learn all that sh*t in middle school. Math question are basic word problems with percentages. It basically the same like current word problem we learned with fraction. Those question was nowhere near the algebraic word problem I had in middle school. Then again I took algebra in the 7th grade. Its not like they learning geometry , trig and calculus. The way the thread starter acted like they learning sine, cosine, tangents.

You do basic human anatomy 7th and 8th grade. Anybody who actually paid attention to biology would passed that section.

The only hard part is history which is not fair because when we had history during middle school that we learn world war 1 and 2 which was a more important war than the civil war. I also learn ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome in the 6th grade. When they had history, that their grand parents actually faught in the civil war.

What bullsh*t school all of you go.

Also current 8th grade would passed this with ease outside of history. The guy who wrote this must be an idiot especially since he admit he would failed that test.
i agree, if you studied, you would have been good. but i think its the fact that schools aint even going that hard on the curriculum anymore thats throwing people off
 4 years ago '12        #19
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8th grade we was doing algebra and arguing global warming, we had to know the worlds map precisely by the 8th grade and doing 8 page papers on different countries. But I was at a magnet school, curriculums vary drastically between magnet schools and public schools.
 4 years ago '13        #20
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