Events that have changed education

  • The Speller

    Noah Webster published the "Speller" which would later turn into the Dictionary. This tool shaped education because educators and probably the whole world uses the dictionary on a daily to learn the meanings of words.
  • First Teachers Union

    The first teachers union was established. At first there were only 43 educators that started it off, but now there are more than 3 million teachers in the union.
  • PSAL

    The Public School Athletic League was established in New York for their kids to start sports. This is important and shaped education because now we have high school athletes that become role models in their city. Most sports teams also require their players to maintain a certain GPA so it makes those students strive to be the best they can.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    It ended legal segregation in schools.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    This reversed Plessy vs Ferguson which helped outlaw segregation and gave everyone a chance at good education.
  • Sputnik is launched

    When the Soviets launched Sputnik into the atmosphere it scared Americans and because of that, they put more than a billion dollars into our math and science curriculum so we can keep up,
  • Prayer is Banned

    It was ruled that reading prayer was banned from the public schools and that the next year, so was reading the bible. I think this helped with education because it laid down the law for no religion in school.
  • Title IX

    Title IX required there to be gender equality in the schools. It says that there is no discrimination on people based on their sex. This helped shape education because now there is never a question if someone can join a club or be apart of a group because the law states that they can.
  • IDEA was created

    IDEA stands for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It provided access to general education services for children with disabilities by encouraging that support and related services be provided to children in their general education settings as much as possible.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    This changed education because it made educators learn a whole new style of teaching if their students weren't up to par with the "standards."