Plessy vs. FergusonThis was a time where blacks and whites were separated. Homer Plessy brought this case to the Supreme court. Showing all the increasingly segregated institutions throughout the south. Anomalously it was ruled that schools are not equal.
This is important because this was a big issue with kids not getting the same education. Reproduction courtesy of the Library of Congress
Brown vs. Board of EducationThis was a landmark case in the Supreme Court that justice ruled unanimously that public school were in fact that not equal for the racial segregation of children. This was the corner stones in the Civil Rights Movement that establish that segregated schools were not equal.
The Little Rock NineThis was a group of nine black children who enrolled in a formerly all white high school. This was a test of the Brown vs. Education that was a milestone in the Civil Rights movement. The first day of school the school called the national guard to block the students to go into the school. But later that month the President sent federal troops to escort the students into the school.
Refugee Act. 1980This act was formed to provide assistance, asylum, and resettlement opportunities for refugees. With certain procedures these refugees can obtain this these opportunities. After following the procedure then this means that children could go into public schools and get the education that they need.
No Child Left BehindThey updated the standards federally on holding schools more accountable for student outcomes. The act had become very controversial with the public and educators due to the standards not being very reasonable for every student. Each student is different due to outside reasons on where poverty,learning disabilities,and many more outside factors can play a role on how successful each student can be.
President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act. Ron Edmnonds. Jan 8,2002