History of Multicultural Education

Timeline created by jnelso62
In History
  • First African american child attends school with Caucasian childrem

    First African american child attends school with Caucasian childrem
    1960 -First grader Ruby Bridges is the first African American to attend William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Sadly many parents pull their children out of the school in protest.
  • Civil Rights Act becomes law

    Civil Rights Act becomes law
    The Civil Rights Act becomes law. It prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin. It also
    prohibits segregation or discrimination in places of public accommodation involved in interstate commerce.
  • The Equality of Educational Opportunity Study

    The Equality of Educational Opportunity Study
    The Equality of Educational Opportunity Study, is conducted in response to provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Its conclusion that African American children benefit from attending integrated schools sets the stage for school "busing" to achieve desegregation. Uses studies and guidelines from teachers and educators to help establish education for all.
  • The Bilingual Education Act

    The Bilingual Education Act
    The Bilingual Education Act, also know as Title VII, becomes law. After many Passed on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, its purpose was to provide school districts with federal funds, in the form of competitive grants, to establish innovative educational programs for students with limited English speaking ability.
  • The Equal Educational Opportunities Act

    The Equal Educational Opportunities Act
    The Equal Educational Opportunities Act is passed. It prohibits discrimination and requires schools to take action to overcome barriers which prevent equal protection. The legislation has been particularly important in protecting the rights of students who speak limited English. It also prohibits discrimination against faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Emergency Immigrant Education Act

    The Emergency Immigrant Education Act
    The Emergency Immigrant Education Act is enacted to provide services and offset the costs for school districts that have unexpectedly large numbers of immigrant students. The eligible recipients are the States, which then distribute the funds to and local education agencies within the State according to the number of immigrant children.
  • The Immigration Act of 1990

    The Immigration Act of 1990
    The Immigration Act of 1990 was an amendment in United States immigration law that increased the number of legal immigrants that entered into the United States every year. In addition, the the amendment introduced a "lottery" system which assigned visas to immigrants randomly.
  • California voters pass Proposition 227

    California voters pass Proposition 227
    California voters pass Proposition 227. Requires California public schools to teach students in special classes that are taught nearly all in English. This provision had the effect of eliminating "bilingual" classes in most cases. Shortens the time most students stay in special classes.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    No Child Left Behind Act is approved by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush.The law mandates high-stakes student testing, holds schools accountable for student achievement levels, and provides penalties for schools that do not make adequate yearly progress toward meeting the goals of NCLB.
  • California Proposition 58

    California Proposition 58
    California Proposition 58 is approved by voters and implements the California Multilingual Education Act. It helped to preserve the requirement that public schools ensure students obtain an English language proficiency, also required school districts to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs.