Evolution of Education

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  • The Base (Education in Colonial Times)

    The Base (Education in Colonial Times)
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    Evolution of Education

    The History of American Education
  • Common School Movement

    Common School Movement
    This was a movement that provided all students, regardless of their backround or social class, with free education. Horace Mann, the first Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, was credited to this movement.
  • Teacher Labor Unions

    Teacher Labor Unions
    The NEA,founded in 1857, was a policy-making organization. In 1897 the American Federal of Teachers was formed. This is a labor union that primarily represents teachers.
  • Native American Boarding Schools

    Native American Boarding Schools
    This occured before Wounded Knee. The Native American children were sent to boarding schools to be "Civilized." This ripped away much of their culture.
  • Women's Teacher Rebellion 1890's to 1910

    Women's Teacher Rebellion 1890's to 1910
    "By the turn of the 20th century, nearly 75 percent of America's teachers were women. But women made up a far smaller percentage of administrators, and their power decreased with each higher level of authority. ."
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    "Separate but Equal," African Americans were allowed to go to school, but they were segregated from the Whites. This meant that the white families had the best facilities and programs.
  • Secondary School Movement

    Secondary School Movement
    From 1910 to 1940 when High Schools developed across the U.S. When the movement started, only about 19% of 15- to 18-year-olds were attending high school. By 1940, as much as 73% were enrolled in high school.
  • The Progressive Reform

    The Progressive Reform
    John Dewey disagreed with the set structure that many American classrooms had. By the 1920's he had become the standard-bearer for Progressive Education, arguing that democracy must prevail in the classroom. Both teachers and children needed to be free, he argued, to devise the best forms of learning for each child.
  • Brown vs. Board of Edcucation

    Brown vs. Board of Edcucation
    A decision by the US Supreme Courts that rule in favor of Brown. This got rid of segregation in schools. Though this took the care of the law factor. The implementation of this ruling took decades.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    In 1957 the Soviet Union launched an orbiting satellite named "sputnik." The U.S. no longer felt comfortable with their tech abilities and they wanted more help. They created the NDEA which gave funding to schools and made student loans more affordable. This caused large amounts of students to attend college.
  • The Standards Movement

    The Standards Movement
    Occurring in the late 90's to early 2000's, this set goals for teachers and students to meet with each grade. It resulted in the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    This was signed into law by President George W. Bush. It's purpose was to prevent the gap between minority and majority students from increasing by providing the disadvantaged with the resources to succeed. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0--2nhsDorg
  • Education Today

    Education Today