Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today Show How Far American Educational Standards Have Declined

By JASON W. STEVENS

The great evidence of how far edication has declined on our nation is grievous. This article is very important.

If you have children or grandchildren that you plan to educate, you need to read this article. If you plan to teach school or know someone who’s teaching school, you need to read this article.

If your school district he is wanting to pass legislation so that they can have more tax money, read this article.

If you believe that education is dependent upon how much money is spent, read this article.

From the article:

There’s a delightful and true saying, often attributed to Joseph Sobran, that in a hundred years, we’ve gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching remedial English in college.

Now comes even more evidence of the steady decline of American educational standards.

Last year, Annie Holmquist, a blogger for better-ed.org, discovered a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives that included detailed reading lists for various grade levels.

What’s most interesting, however, is Ms. Holmquist’s very thoughtful analysis of the results.

Read more at : http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/education-2/middle-school-reading-lists-100-years-ago-vs-today-show-how-far-american-educational-standards-have-declined

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