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

1914-Schoolhouse-300x225Have 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.  Read more and see the actual *exam at: endoftheamericandream.com.

*Take the exam to see if you are smarter than a 1912 eighth grader.

Hat tip: Ken Mayo
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