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  1. #161


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    May have changed by now though - after 50 years.
    Yes it change, if you go to a private high school around here, you need a Notebook, it's a requirement, I remember quite few years ago, I have a software name Mario Typing tutor in my PC, was quite fun to play and learn how to type at same time. ( I think it was a DOS software, it was on a floppy for sure )
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  2. #162


    Germany/Florida
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    Interesting. Times really have changed. I am getting too old for this - LOL.
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  3. #163


    I went to a junior high that taught typing and required students to bring their own typewriters!

    I'm not that old. It's kind of an anachronism because this was in Mexico in 1994. You might scoff at the education, but I did learn to type very well. It was also the only school I ever went to (after an assortment of public and private schools in the US) that required students to memorize the periodic table of the elements and the names and capitals of all the countries that are bigger than a pinhead on a ditto-machined paper map of every continent

    Also, it was the only school I ever went to that required students to learn how to code in the computer lab class. Go Q Basic!
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  4. #164


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    slightly off topic but same concept?

    Schools are changing out all their digital clocks and going back to regular dial faced clocks because of the fear that kids will become lazy and won't be able to read regular clocks anymore if required to in the future.

    TC
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    slightly off topic but same concept?

    Schools are changing out all their digital clocks and going back to regular dial faced clocks because of the fear that kids will become lazy and won't be able to read regular clocks anymore if required to in the future.

    TC
    That is funny. With digital clocks they learn how to read numbers - if they know how to read at all.

    A recent study conducted in Jersey City showed that 30% of the 9th graders could neither read now write. I guesss for them it does not make any difference what clock they hang up.
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  6. #166


    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    that required students to memorize the periodic table of the elements and the names and capitals of all the countries that are bigger than a pinhead on a ditto-machined paper map of every continent
    A school that expects actual learning instead of just test passing. How unusual.

    Back in high school I had to learn the periodic table in chemistry class but there were only four elements then: earth, wind, fire and water.

    I didn't have to know all the countries but I had to be able to place all fifty state names in the right places on the map, spell them and their associated capitals. Now I deal with college students who don't realize that Chicago is not a state or that France is across the ocean.
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    Ignorant people are easier to control. Have you ever seen the admissions test to an Ivy league school from the 1890s? I have and let me tell you, if 10,000 people today signed up to this website, still not one would be able to answer anything, including myself.

    Population ignorance is by design, unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Ignorant people are easier to control. Have you ever seen the admissions test to an Ivy league school from the 1890s? I have and let me tell you, if 10,000 people today signed up to this website, still not one would be able to answer anything, including myself.
    I found one from the 1860s. The math part was pretty easy but the Latin and Greek killed me.
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    Gman gets the gold star and the lolly.
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  10. #170


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Ignorant people are easier to control. Have you ever seen the admissions test to an Ivy league school from the 1890s? I have and let me tell you, if 10,000 people today signed up to this website, still not one would be able to answer anything, including myself.
    I found one from the 1860s. The math part was pretty easy but the Latin and Greek killed me.
    Our political masters are more interested in getting high pass marks - helps them with their egos and of course re-election. Whether it does anything for the student in the real world is debatable. Read a report that we are turning out twice as many law graduates as there are available careers for. And don't get me started on media study courses.

    Think we've definitely gone OT somewhere.
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