Evolution of Education

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  • The Beginning

    In the 17th and 18th century, education was mainly for the men. They weren't taught the kind of education we do now either. This video describes the education in this time.
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  • Salem College

    Salem College
    Salem College was the first liberal arts college for women. It was opened in the late 18th century, and it gave women the same education that the men were receiving.
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  • Common Schools Movement

    The common schools movement was started by Horace Mann. It was the start of public schools for children. It helped serve children of all social classes and religion at the time.
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  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Plessy vs. Ferguson was the Supreme Court case that established the separate but equal doctrine. It said that segregation was okay as long as there was equal opportunities or facilities for blacks. This court case came about when Homer Plessy refused to sit in a car for blacks. He claimed that by them not letting him ride the whites-only bus, they were violating the 14th amendment.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Brown vs. Board of Education was a Supreme Court case that ended segregation in public schools. It gave equal opportunities for all races in education.
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  • Sputnik

    The Soviets were the first country to to successful launch a satellite into orbit. They called the satellite Sputnik. The launch of Sputnik made other countries, especially the United States, worried that they didn't have enough up to date education and technology. The government started pouring money into math and science education.
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  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    This act is meant to give equal access to education to people of poverty. It emphasizes high standards and accountability on both the students and the schools. Funds are given to the school to help with professional development, instructional materials, and other resources that will help all students receive a quality education.
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  • Title IX

    Title IX is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. It protects people from discrimination based on gender in eduction programs. If a school receives federal financial aid, they are required to enforce this law. Title IX prevents schools from excluding people from getting a proper education or participating in school events. Men and women were now given more of the same opportunities.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    This act allows for children with disabilities to get a free education at a public school. It ensures special education and resources for these students. Schools can receive money from the government to help them provide a better education for students with disabilities. IDEA says that students who have disabilities should be given the same chance at an education as students without disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    This act was signed by George W. Bush. It required students to start taking standardized tests. Schools were required to administer these tests in order to receive government funding. The purpose of it was to motivate schools to improve their test scores and lessen poor student performance.
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