Public Education

  • Normal Schools

    The first normal school in the United States was founded in 1839. Normal schools are early teacher preparation institutions funded by countries and late states that offered one or two years of study to prepare prospective teachers for county and state licensure exams. Normal schools were founded in 1974 in France by Ecole Normale.
  • Morrill Act of 1862

    The Morrill Act extended higher education to the working people of the Midwest and the West and provided for the first time direct public funding for college.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Eduducation brought an end of legal segreation of black and white school-children.
  • Program Instruction

    Programmed instruction was invented by B.F. Skinner. Programmed instruction refers to use of instructional kits, teaching machines, or materials that provide systemcatic and sequential learning activities with immediate feedback to teach skills in all subject areas.
  • Title IX

    Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 was signed by the President in June. Title IX is set up to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and provide individual citizens effect proection against those practices.