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

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Mort Amsel

 

1912 School Exam

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.

Holy crap, today thats college level stuff.  To me this is proof that the whole dumbing down of america conspiracy is true!  Absolutely true because if our standards hadnt changed it would still be this way and obviously it is not and it has been so long that todays education experts are also so dumbed down that they too haveno idea that the advice they are giving out is in a sense stupid.  They are part of the conspiracy without even knowing it.  They just follow what they were taught and told.  I have seen Idiocracy and its so stupid that it was annoying but I did manange to finish it and the way things are going these days, I could see it happening someday.  Justin Bieber singing naked to his grandmotheris considered news these days.  See what I mean?

6 Responses

  1. doesntmatter says:

    WAAAAAY to go america -_-

  2. claus doehringhttp://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/02/15/kill-anyone-you-want-law-has-been-abandoned-in-america-satire/ says:

    it is easier to govern and exploit an uneducated population.

  3. jpiar123 says:

    Wow… that’s real education

  4. berkbw says:

    To think that five members of the county school board let the “word” “en eeavor” slip by, and “Magnetic” be an invention.
    b-

    • JaZ says:

      In most cases, the ‘students’ most probably recognized the errors on the exam paper and adjusted accordingly. I remember some of these exam questions when I went to school in the 60’s. LOL

  5. oort says:

    Oh dear! How far have we fallen? Western ‘civilization’ is being consumed in a giant sinkhole.
    If you want some comedy amongst the detritus…. tune into the Australian political scene with its current el(r)ection campaign …
    2 complete losers battling it out and a few others thrown in for interest! ….. apparently we call this “democracy” ,,, a farce a fiasco a fraud a fiat
    our only saving grace is the comedic satire screening on free to air tv

    yes i do realise this is not punctuated properly!

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