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Have the Government run schools made you smarter than an 1862 Fourth Grader?

Reader Submitted

As students across the nation are preparing to take their exams to determine whether or not they have mastered the skills necessary to be promoted to the next grade, let us reflect on what education used to be.

Whereas, in today’s educational system, Geography and Social Studies are neglected in favor of “teaching to the test,” this was not the case in 1862. We thought you might enjoy seeing a Geography Quiz (from the WallBuilders’ library) that was given to Fourth Grades in 1862.

Take the 7 question quiz here (Good Luck):

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “Have the Government run schools made you smarter than an 1862 Fourth Grader?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, long for the days students were asked “Name all the races of humanity” on a test..


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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