I have to agree that America has dumbed down.
Not necessarily due to what that test shows, but I belive 8th graders back then had more fundamental knowledge, and retained it better than today's 8th graders.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....