Education History

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    Teacher's History

  • First established schools

    The English colonies mandated that schools be established to teach religion and morals
  • Old Deluder Satan Act

    "Old Deluder Satan Act" stated that each town of 50 or more families hire a primary school teacher, 100 or more families had to also hire a Latin teacher.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance required that each midwestern territory set aside a section of land for educational purposes.
  • School committee

    The state legislature enacted a law requiring that all cities and towns elect a school committee to over-see schools.
  • High School Education

    The legislature expanded public policy funded education by requiring that communities provide a high school education.
  • First State Board of Education

    The legislature created the first State Board of Education with Horace Mann as the Secretarty of the Board.
  • Egg-Crate Schools

    The Boston Quincy School is the first school to start having their classes in a building called the "egg-crate" structure.
  • American Women's Educational Association

    Beecher organizes the American Women's Educational Assoiciation to adavnce the role of women in the nation's development.
  • Charlotte Forten

    Charlotte Forten, an african american woman, volunteers with a small group of teachers to educate in an area with newly freed slaves and children and recieves culture shock not from color but socail class.
  • Carlisle Indian School

    Pratt builds a school where the Native Americans are forced to assimilate to white anglo-saxton ways.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    The Supreme court case, Plessy v. Ferguson, affirmed the principle that political equality did not guarantee social equality.
  • First Teacher's Labor Union

    The first Teacher's labor union was established.
  • Brown v. Board

    Brown versus the Board of Education resulted in throwing out of the plessy v. Ferguson ruling of seperate but equal.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    This act created the head start and Title 1 programs for the special needs of educationally deprived students.
  • Title IX

    "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational programs or activity recieving federal financial assistance."