Education in Time

Timeline created by wmorris
  • Cardinal Principles Report

    The NEA recognized that the high school population was increasing and becoming more diverse. The NEA recommended that schools should, (Kaplan & Owings, (2015),"adopt a more comprehensive approach , placing equal value on traditional liberal arts, vocational development, citizenship, education, physical activity, personal hygiene, etc."(p. 142).
  • Great Depression

    Young people returned to school in droves, as unemployment soared. According to Kaplan and Owings, (2015) "between 1930 and 1940, the student population in the US rose from 4.8 million to 7.1 million."(p. 155)."This caused schools to change the way they functioned. Schools began offering nonacademic courses and basic graduation standards .
  • Brown vs the Board of Education

    According to Kaplan & Owings (2015) "This case was brought to the Supreme Court, on the behalf of African American children in Topeka, KS, who were barred from attending a public "white" school. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the children and stated that, "Separate but equal was unequal." (p.151). Schools began to slowly become less segregated.
  • Public Law 94-142

    According to Kaplan and Owings (2015) "This law guaranteed the rights of disabled people in employment settings and at schools that received government money. In education, Public Law 94-142 ensured disabled student's rights to a fair and equal education."
  • No Child Left Behind

    According to Kaplan & Owings (2015) "This was an accountability system that required all student subgroups to pass 100% of the state standards, assessments and be performing at grade level in various subjects in 3rd and 8th grade."(p. 164). Schools and teachers began to be held accountable for student's performance. Emphasis was placed on testing. Some schools began teaching to the test.
  • Citation

    Kaplan, L. S., & Owings, W. A. (2015). Educational foundations (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.