The History of Public Education in America

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  • First Teacher Education School

    First Teacher Education School
    The first state funded teacher education school was in Lexington Massachusetts. This 'Normal School' truly changed education by really starting to educate educations educators. Teacher Education has improved in many ways since the first program, but this Lexington school put the focus and effort on giving quality education to the next generation for the first time.
  • Vocational Schools Advancement

    Vocational Schools Advancement
    One of the main values of education is to prepare students to succeed in their lives in their own way. Although many students attend University after high school, a lot of Americans go straight into the workforce. When the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education advanced this idea of vocational schools, they began to prepare students for their work life. These are valuable skills that students can take with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    This case proved that the segregation of public schools were not equal and thus prompted the integration of students from all races into public education. This was huge, education deserves to be equal for all students regardless of their race. Equal education in 1954 began preparing students for life after school equally.
  • Elementary and Second Education Act (ESEA)

    Elementary and Second Education Act (ESEA)
    ESEA provided for the Head Start program which would give young children from lower income homes a better opportunity at school success. ESEA has been able to give these students the equal opportunity they deserve in their education. Later, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 grew off of ESEA in the sense of quality and equality and excellence in education for all students and helping them in the areas they they can't control themselves.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    This act, which later became the more widely known Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990, gave students with disabilities the rights to equal education that they deserved. Students with disabilities were given the basic educational rights by providing assistance in areas that the child needed help with. This act was huge for children with special needs, every chid should be able to have their basic educational rights met.