A measuring stick for how well we are educating our kids

This is what it took to pass the 8th grade in 1895. Let’s use this as a measuring stick for how well we are educating our kids.

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th-grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA… It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

An 1895 8th Grade Final Exam: I Couldn’t Pass It. Could You?

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