Music Till Dawn on WEEI

Sid Schweiger
Sun Feb 24 17:26:12 EST 2008

>>I realize this is somewhat off topic.....but do NOT begrudge the level of
education 75-100 years ago. I was shown an 8th grade test from 1895 that I
believe most undergrads today would fail. An 8th grade education in the 20's
is actually quite equivalent to a bachelors' degree today.<<

No disagreement with that, but I think Donna's point was that many people never got that far.  In a still very much agrarian society, children often left school earlier than we would have, because they were needed at home.  Education became much more important after the Industrial Revolution.

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