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Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?

There are 1083 comments on the politix.topix.com story from Aug 13, 2013, titled Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?. In it, politix.topix.com reports that:

This exam was taken by middle schoolers in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The real test contained 58 questions and wasn't multiple choice.

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Since: Oct 13

United States

#1424 Jan 10, 2014
Rick Plano wrote:
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3-8 Exacta
i hope you got enough money for the next race.......lmao

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#1425 Jan 10, 2014
Fooney wrote:
<quoted text> i hope you got enough money for the next race.......lmao
I want my 10 dollars...and i'll have money for the next race
bubba

Lexington, KY

#1426 Jan 11, 2014
eieiei O wrote:
<quoted text>that's probably the most lucrative self employed job we have.
what does lucative mean?
Concern

West Liberty, KY

#1427 Jan 11, 2014
Standards have went way down. Morals and values need to be taught at home but the school needs to enforce it as well
Charles

Louisa, KY

#1428 Jan 11, 2014
An education in the past meant knowledge about the world, all the core subjects were taught. Now, social activists/ health advocates want to teach students the how- to of placing a condom on a banana. First, a banana is soft and limber. It doesn't get hot from rushing blood. The peeling in no way, shape or form like an erected shaft. Seriously. This is the reasons for instructions on the packaging. Pretty graphic incident to take place in a school atmosphere. Parents and Guardians have the responsibility of telling their children to read instructions before using something or signing a dotted line. Mathematics, Language and the Sciences are the most relevant subjects not sex ed.
Shauna

United States

#1429 Jan 11, 2014
No
Historian

Madisonville, KY

#1430 Jan 12, 2014
Concern wrote:
Standards have went way down. Morals and values need to be taught at home but the school needs to enforce it as well
Standards today are neither lower or higher than they were 100 years ago. They are simply different. The standards of 100 years ago are not relevant to today's world, just as today's standards would not have been relevant to the world of 100 years ago.

The matter of "morals and values" is a treacherous briarpatch. True, parents need to teach morals and values at home. The schools should teach a universal set of secular values, not religious ones. However, because many people cannot conceive of any kind of values except religious ones, it is nearly impossible to convince them that the schools can teach moral values without teaching religion. And religion should not be taught in the public schools under any circumstances.
Fooney is a Looney

United States

#1432 Jan 12, 2014
I'm sure Fooney only thinks his own religion should be part of public schools. Tell us, Foon the loon, what other parts of the United States Constitution do you disagree with?

Since: Oct 13

United States

#1443 Jan 12, 2014
LMFAO wrote:
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Judgemental...and insane! You have intellectual debating capacity of an infant.
maybe so but i know who my savior is. Whenever you get smart enough to pass the 8th grade test from 1912, let me know. Maybe then you be able to learn somethin
easy

Bowling Green, KY

#1449 Jan 13, 2014
I did and it was so easy!
Historian

Madisonville, KY

#1451 Jan 13, 2014
Now, back to the 8th grade graduation test from 100 years ago:

If you will look at the one on this forum, or any of the others like it from different states in the same era, you will see that there is one thing that it does not include: religion.
white person

Vine Grove, KY

#1458 Jan 14, 2014
So 38 pages to answer no, and give examples. Yeah America! Go rent the movie idiocracy immediately. It predicts life here in let's say 2020. The more I read the more I ponder what genius wrote that.
royal flash

Brighton, TN

#1459 Jan 14, 2014
Nothing is as easy as it sounds.
lee

New Alexandria, PA

#1460 Jan 14, 2014
That's for sure
royal flash

Brighton, TN

#1462 Jan 14, 2014
Concern wrote:
Standards have went way down. Morals and values need to be taught at home but the school needs to enforce it as well
With such sparkling examples of literacy as the above, I am not surprised that education so often is seen to take a back seat to jingoism and proud neglect of intelligence.
Cash Cow

Owensboro, KY

#1463 Jan 14, 2014
No
Smilin Bob

Williamsburg, KY

#1468 Jan 28, 2014
New China wrote:
How many steps of 2 foot 4 inches will a man take in walking 2 and 1/3 miles?
as I image I cannot answer this question.
I don't know the relation between mile and meter and foot and inch.
we use meter system.
It's metric. Use a calculator.
AuntJ

Cadiz, KY

#1470 Jan 29, 2014
Nope
sid

New York, NY

#1473 Jan 29, 2014
y yea
Family friend

Newark, NJ

#1475 Jan 29, 2014
Yes.

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