History of Multicultural Education

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  • The U. S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Engel v. Vitale

    The U. S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Engel v. Vitale
    In the two cases of School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp and Murray v. Curlett, the ruling in Engel v. Vitale was followed. This case decided that bible passages and the Lord's Prayer were not to be required to be recited in public schools. It also decided that no law or school board will be allowed to make these recitals mandatory because it would be against the First Amendment.
  • A Florida Elementary School Develops a Bilingual Program, Welcoming Cubans Following the Revolution

    A Florida Elementary School Develops a Bilingual Program, Welcoming Cubans Following the Revolution
    In the years following the Cuban Revolution, nearly 500,000 Cubans immigrated to the United States. The Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School was the first to provide a bilingual education for those who had come to Florida after their immigration. This school was the first to offer classes from teachers that spoke both English and Spanish. These programs showed to be very prosperous.
  • Federal Funds are Released to Assist Low Income Students and Implement Diversity Programs

    Federal Funds are Released to Assist Low Income Students and Implement Diversity Programs
    This milestone is relevant to development of multicutural education because, statistics have shown that impoverished neighborhoods are populated by minorities. Welcoming low-income students into more schools by way of federal funding would produce a more diverse population among classrooms. With the money made available by this act, new program would also be implemented in schools to embrace diversity.
  • Johnson Signs New Act Allowing Over 150,000 Immigrants From Different Countries to Immigrate to the United States

    Johnson Signs New Act Allowing Over 150,000 Immigrants From Different Countries to Immigrate to the United States
    In the same year ESEA was created, President Johnson put into action the Immigration Act of 1965. The signing of this act resulted in a mass immigration of people from multiple backgrounds. This new order of operations eliminated the National Origins Formula rules and allowed for a wider variety of people from different nations to be allowed into the United States.
  • Desegregation Declines With Busing After Colemans' Equality of Education Opportunity Study is Completed

    Desegregation Declines With Busing After Colemans' Equality of Education Opportunity Study is Completed
    This study was conducted to gain a better look into the types programs available to children in schools. Data was collected from all over the United States to serve as a center of understanding of how the school systems were benefiting children from different backgrounds. The study outcome including specific information based on gender, race and socioeconomic position. A way to integrate students from different multicultural backgrounds was to implement busing.
  • The Bilingual Education Act is Signed Into Law Requiring Bilingual Education Be Made Available in Schools

    The Bilingual Education Act is Signed Into Law Requiring Bilingual Education Be Made Available in Schools
    This act was signed for many major purposes, mainly the desire to grant children who may not speak English the chance to get the same higher learning as those who do. It afforded students with bilingual education and services specific to their needs. Following the implementation of this act, civil rights cases were brought against different schools due to the lack of available bilingual education.
  • The End of Racial Desegregation Policies in Schools in Sight After Judge Hands Down 150 Page Order

    The End of Racial Desegregation Policies in Schools in Sight After Judge Hands Down 150 Page Order
    Arthur Garrity, a United States District Court Judge, ordered the desegregation of schools with this order. This decision became considered a landmark case and it became case law for trials to follow. His order made mandatory the busing of students into Boston schools in order to desegregate. This decision was both frowned upon at the time, yet it paved the way for much future legislation.
  • Immigration Opportunities for Low Admission Rated Countries

    Immigration Opportunities for Low Admission Rated Countries
    The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990 created a new system for promoting diversity in the United States. A lottery system was procured to offer visas to low admission countries who were not given the opportunity prior. The immigrants were required to have a diploma and a certain number of years of work experience to be eligible.
  • Race Will No Longer Be a Deciding Factor for High School Placement

    Race Will No Longer Be a Deciding Factor for High School Placement
    The cases of Parents involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No 1 and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education it was decided that the race of a student cannot be a contributing factor in relation to the high school they will attend. United States Supreme Court Justices ruled that current rules were unconstitutional based on the 14th amendment. These decisions allowed for more minority students to be allowed into different local high schools.
  • Alabama Schools to Begin Birth Certificate Check During Enrollment

    Alabama Schools to Begin Birth Certificate Check During Enrollment
    Though controversial, Alabama passed a law that made the research of students’ immigration status mandatory. The information however, was not to be publicized. It was used as internal information to focus on and understand the amount of money that was used during their educational years.