A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 17, 2016
“Why did the child study in the airplane?"/"He wanted a higher education.”

A joke was told about “higher education: in 1991:

Q: Why did the little moron take a ladder to school?
A: He wanted to get a higher education! 


The “ladder” was changed to an “airplane” by at least 2002:

Q: Why did the child study in the aeroplane?
A; He wanted a higher education!


The airplane version soon became included in many joke books.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Henry III Joke List
m...@dixie.com
6/19/91
(...)
Why did the little moron take a ladder to school?
He wanted to get a higher education! 

September 2001, Jack and Jill, “Jokes & Riddles,” pg. 11:
Why did the kid bring a ladder to school?
He wanted to get a higher education!
Cassi Poston
Richland, Washington

Google Groups: alt.happy.valley
Some more stupid jokes
Anita Carter
5/3/02
(...)
Why did the child study in the aeroplane ?
He wanted a higher education !

28 April 2003, New Castle (PA) News, “Jokes for Kids,” pg. 0, col. 2:
Why did the child study in the aeroplane?
He wanted a higher education!

Twitter
E Kristopher-Hartley
‏@efan78
Why did the child study on a plane? Because he wanted a higher education!
3:03 PM - 6 May 2009

Twitter
Mark Invest
‏@InvestMaryland
Q: Why did the young child study on the airplane? A: He wanted to get a higher education! - http://bit.ly/3Pep4
9:10 AM - 19 Mar 2010

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents
Hundreds Of Kids Jokes They Can Tell Anywhere!

By Franklin Yantz
Published by Insults Anywhere at Smashwords
2011
Pg. ?:
Q: Why did the kid study in the airplane?
A: Because he wanted a higher education!

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. ?:
Why did the child study in the airplane?
He wanted a higher education.

Twitter
Daily Groaner
‏@DailyGroaner
Q: Why did the child study in the airplane? A: He wanted a higher education. #jokes #humor #funny
3:08 PM - 31 May 2012

Google Books
111 LOL Jokes About School & Wimpy Teachers!:
Jokes, Riddles and Crazy Excuses for Avoiding Homework

By Marcus Stuart
LOL Kids Books (lolkidsbooks.com)
2015
Pg. ?:
Why did the kid study in the airplane?
Because he wanted a higher education!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, March 17, 2016 • Permalink