Music Till Dawn on WEEI

Donna Halper
Sun Feb 24 20:23:47 EST 2008

At 07:42 PM 2/24/2008, Doug Drown wrote:
>Off-topic indeed, but worth pointing out:  turn-of-the-century prep 
>school students knew not only one modern language, but Latin and, in 
>many cases, Greek as well.

And even the average public school back then expected a lot more in 
the 8th grade than we expect of a college freshman-- and that's no 
exaggeration; I have a collection of old textbooks.  That said, my 
point wasn't to insult people who attended only up to the 8th grade, 
nor people from the country.  My point (and I think most people on 
this list know it, except for those who really enjoy turning 
everything into an argument) was that in the rural part of the US, 
many kids didn't go to school because they were needed to work on the 
farm, and girls especially were not encouraged to get 
educated.  Thus, radio became an educational vehicle, and so-called 
"women's shows" served a very useful function in that era.  Lots of 
articles were written about that....  

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