History of Multicultural Education

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  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Part of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," it provides federal funds to help low-income students, which results in the initiation of educational programs such as Title I and bilingual education.
  • The Indian Education Act

    The Indian Education Act
    The Indian Education Act becomes law and establishes "a comprehensive approach to meeting the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students"
  • Education of all Handicapped Children Act

    Education of all Handicapped Children Act
    The Education of All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) becomes federal law. It requires that a free, appropriate public education, suited to the student's individual needs, and offered in the least restrictive setting be provided for all "handicapped" children.
  • Board of Education vs. Pico

    Board of Education vs. Pico
    In the case of Board of Education v. Pico, the U.S. Supreme court rules that books cannot be removed from a school library because school administrators deemed their content to be offensive
  • University of Phoenix is Established

    University of Phoenix is Established
    The University of Phoenix establishes their "online campus," the first to offer online bachelor's and master's degrees. It becomes the "largest private university in North America."
  • California voters pass Proposition 187

    California voters pass Proposition 187
    As a backlash to illegal immigration, California voters pass Proposition 187, denying benefits, including public education, to undocumented aliens in California. It is challenged by the ACLU and other groups and eventually overturned.
  • California passes Proposition 227

    California passes Proposition 227
    California voters pass Proposition 227, requiring that all public school instruction be in English. This time the law withstands legal challenges.
  • "Monkey Trial"

    "Monkey Trial"
    In the latest incarnation of the "Monkey Trial," the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania rules in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District that teaching "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolution is a violation of the First Amendment.
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD),

     American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD),
    On January 1, 2007, the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) became the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), joining the trend toward use of the term intellectual disability in place of mental retardation.
  • Minority students outnumber non Hispanic caucasions

    Minority students outnumber non Hispanic caucasions
    As schools open this fall, a demographic milestone is reached: minority students enrolled in K-12 public school classrooms outnumber non-Hispanic Caucasians.