Back to School

It’s that time of year again when parents must now do some back to school shopping, but where should you start?

Look no farther! could be the perfect place to find some of the items on your back to school shopping list.

If you are looking for a computer or electronic tablet, a printer, high-quality ink pens, a high-tech calculator, a microscope for the student who loves science, or something as simple as a 6-inch ruler, you are in the right place. You can find all of these items on DealDash!

To highlight back to school shopping days, DealDash has created several special bid packs that come in 123, 246, 369, 456, 789 and 1,000. These back to school bid packs will be available beginning today, July 26, through Friday, July 30.

It would be awesome to win each and every one of these special bid pack auctions, but we must remember they are limited to one each per customer.

Since we are on the topic of back to school, I thought it would be fun to look up some public school history on google.

Brief Public School History

Did you know the first public school in America was established on April 23, 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts, when our country was still a British colony? It wasn’t until 1852 that Massachusetts also became the first state to enact a compulsory law that required every city and town to offer primary school focusing on grammar and basic arithmetic.

According to an article from Wikipedia, in those days “generally public schooling in rural areas did not extend beyond elementary (eighth grade). After 1900, some cities began to establish high schools primarily for middle class whites. In the 1930s roughly one-fourth of the United States population still lived and worked on farms and few rural Southerners of either race (blacks or whites) went beyond eighth grade until 1945.”

I was surprised to learn that it would have been rare for either one of my parents (who were born in 1912 and 1916) to go to school beyond eighth grade because a high school education was not yet commonly available to them.

Interesting IQ Facts

Did you know that the average IQ in the United States is 98?  Some sources say it is 100 but most sources say it is 98. According to my search on Google, most people have an IQ between 85 and 115 and “only a small fraction of people have a very low IQ below 70 or a very high IQ above 130.” 

I found it interesting to learn that people with an IQ from 115 to 129 are considered mildly gifted, people with an IQ from 130 to 144 are considered to be moderately gifted and people with an IQ from 145 to 159 are considered to be highly gifted. I took an IQ test several years ago and my score put me in the “moderately gifted” category. Do you know what your IQ is?

Regardless, at least we are all smart enough to shop on I hope you enjoy your back to school shopping, and I’ll see you there!

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.