Thursday, August 1, 2013

Were children smarter a century ago? Test for eighth graders in Kentucky dated 1912 ignites debate over kids’ intelligence today


Could you pass this test? A general examination to test eighth grade students in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped some adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today.
 Could you pass this test? A general examination to test eighth grade students
in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped
some adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today.
 
A general examination to test eighth grade students in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped some adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today.
The arithmetic, geography, civil government, physiology, grammar and history questions range from 'What is a personal pronoun?' to 'Who first discovered Lawrence River?' and 'Define Cerebrum'.
Posted on Lew Rockwell, the type-written test has promoted some adults to try and answer the questions, and caused some parents to critique the U.S. school system....

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