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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Check out this test for eighth graders in Kentucky dated 1912

In case you didn't realize how much the government schools have been dumbed down:

Update: Answers here, via Greg Pollowitz.

10 comments:

  1. 1. Teaching Math when I was in school

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?


    2. Teaching Math In 1970s

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?


    3. Teaching Math In 1980s
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit ? Yes or No


    4. Teaching Math In 1990s

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.


    5. Teaching Math In 2000s

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok).


    6. Teaching Math In 2010

    Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

    ANSWER: His profit was $375,000 because his logging business is just a front for his pot farm.

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    1. This is simply hilarious!!!!!

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  2. Yeah, those 8th graders could read, write, and do arithmetic, but had they read "Alan Has Two Mommies"? I bet they knew NOTHING about transgender theory. And they didn't celebrate black history month!

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  3. I bet if you administered that test to all 8th graders in American public schools today, they'd score pretty well -- but only because modern teachers are experts at cheating on standardized tests.

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  4. I have never seen 3 better comments on the internet.

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  5. Still laughing

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  6. Funiest comments EVER!!!

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  7. OMG, so funny and sadly so true.

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