.....he's already reading at the third grade level. Well considering that's not that hard to do in Houston, TX, I can't take much stock in her word. Huckleberry Finn was considered a children's book in its day-yes that big, fat wordy book was for children, yet teenagers today only begin to read it in advanced classes and barely understand squat. Alice in Wonderland and through the looking glass and what she found there are like super baby-children books, yet most adults now a days can't puzzle their heads around a bloody Jabberwocky poem. I used to instantly solve and read problems simply because I could and then laze about and get poor grades because I wasn't interested at all. But I, along with my peers, could run circles around several Texans at the same age. Yet, my lot were normal for the city area we were raised. Not really all that intelligent-just normal. Put us in a different city, a different state, we're bloody geniuses. Stick us back some hundred or more years and we're not even that capable.
It's absolutely absurd what everyone says is remarkably intelligent when I can list you how much they're not. If your first grader who can supposedly read third grade books, then he should be able disassemble Huckleberry Finn in a second and read my elementary school book of To Kill a Mockingbird in order to compete with that of NORMAL, AVERAGE children some hundred years ago. If he can't, well then, in comparison to back then he's dumber than a sack of potatoes. It's stupid, but our nation is dumbing down people and generations to the point that intelligence standards are lowering significantly. It's not increasing, but decreasing.