Are You smarter than an Eighth Grader? 1912 Edition

Mental Floss:
For most of us, eighth grade is a stew of awkward memories: pimples, doodles, and straight-armed slow dances. But for students 100 years ago, it was probably their last year at school. Thanks to mandatory schooling laws established a decade earlier, kids in Kentucky could stop attending class at 14 years old. Of the 72 percent of children who attended primary school in America, fewer than 20 percent continued on to high school. So travel back to 1912 and pretend this is your exit exam to the real world.

OMG If this was the criteria then no – I am SO not smarter than a 1912 Eight Grader!


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