History of Multicultural Education

Timeline created by kaylav99
  • First Bilingual and Bi-Cultural Public School

    First Bilingual and Bi-Cultural Public School
    With the influx of Cuban immigrants, the first bilingual school was established in the United States. This is an important event because it paved way to a more inclusive mind set for education.
  • The Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act
    One of the most important events in US history is the Civil Rights Act becoming law. It ended segregation based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin in schools, public places, and employment.
  • First African American Woman in Congress

    First African American Woman in Congress
    Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm is the first African American woman to serve in US congress. This is an important event culturally because it created the start of an inclusive government. Diversity is a necessity to understand families of different backgrounds, and to better their work life, everyday life, and education for those that are under represented.
  • The Indian Education Act

    The Indian Education Act
    The Indian Education Act is established which provides federal funds for American Indian and Alaskan Natives in all grade levels. Another important event in the United States that gives another cultural group a voice in the community.
  • The Emergency Immigrant Education Act

    The Emergency Immigrant Education Act
    The Emergency Immigrant Education At provides funds and services to offset the costs for school districts that have large numbers of immigrant students. It's important for all children to go to school. By having funds set aside for children not born in the country it is an assurance that they are provided the same opportunities that all the other children in the States get.
  • Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

    Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is instituted which gives students under specific circumstances to attend at no charge. American children with immigrant parents and children of minority backgrounds might need help financially for schooling. As a diverse country it is important that all cultural backgrounds are awarded the same opportunities to combat discrimination.
  • Passing of Proposition 187

    Passing of Proposition 187
    California voters pass prop 187 which denies benefits such as public education to undocumented aliens in California. Children are brought to countries illegally by their parents, and have no say in the matter. They should not be held accountable for actions in which their parents chose by denying them an education. The proposition was eventually overturned.
  • James Bank's Multicultural Education: Transformative Knowledge and Action

    James Bank's Multicultural Education: Transformative Knowledge and Action
    James Banks is considered the "father of multicultural education." His research on education and how they can improve relations with race and ethnicity has been very influential in schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Meredith Vs. Jefferson County Board of Education

    Meredith Vs. Jefferson County Board of Education
    Meredith sued the school district for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment by racially classifying high school students. The court found that the enrollment plan to be unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. When people don't stand up for their rights, progress cannot be made towards cultural integration.
  • Alabama and Immigration Status of Students

    Alabama and Immigration Status of Students
    Alabama becomes the first state to require public schools to check the immigration status of students. Law doesn't require schools to prohibit the enrollment of undocumented children. By the state deciding to do so anyway just shows discrimination for children of various backgrounds. They didn't choose to come to this country illegally and they should be awarded education regardless of their parent's actions.