1976: WHEN AN 8TH GRADE GRADAUTE HAD TO KNOW HIS OR HER STUFF!
I would have flunked that exam, Maury! Well, perhaps if I had spent my entire 8th grade year and had access to all the contemporary text books and class note at that Kansas school, I would have passed. In retrospect, it gives a general idea of how education in years gone by was much more directed at learning the very basics of our culture. I don't need to remind myself that an 8th grade education in 1907 Kansas is farm removed from an education in the New Jersey (and America) of 2011.