Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's a matter of excellence...

I read with interest a New York Times article on the Common Core.  If you follow the link you will encounter a considerable amount of vitriol but, I fear, not too much reason.

If you would like a frame of reference, please read the Second Quarter State of Missouri, 1924-25 exam for 7th and 8th grade.
To see the exam as a pdf click here.

When you finish taking the exam, let's talk about educational standards in American today.

Oh...just in case you missed it...here are the civics questions...you remember civics don't you?

Keep in mind this was an exam that all Missouri 7th and 8th graders had to take and pass--in 1925.

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