Last week I took Daughter No.1 to a GCSE options evening. This is the first stage in her education that a degree of choice about study options presents itself and the headmistress of her school stressed the importance of making good choices, so as not to limit future possibilities regarding university and career. There has been a great deal of debate in the UK in recent years about the 'dumbing down' of our exam system, and a great deal of angst about the expenses now associated with going on to college. Comparing our own age with previous ones is often instructive, so it was with interest that I followed this link to the Harvard entrance exam of 1869.
It left me feeling extremely thick and uneducated!
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