DC in the 1800s vs Now - Dasia Dyson Ms Reynoldsa DC History 30 September 2019 DC in the 1800s vs Now Washington DC is the Nation\u2019s Capital The

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Dasia Dyson Ms. Reynoldsa DC History 30 September 2019 DC in the 1800s vs Now Washington DC is the Nation’s Capital. The Capital is where the government and Congress makes a lot of very important decisions for the entire country. DC houses the President of the United States along with hundreds of thousands of other residents that currently live in the area, but it hasn’t always been the way it is now. Compared to the way DC runs now in 2019, the city has changed socially and economically since the 1800s through education with school sizes and acceptance, transportation and the use of roads and canals, and federal government funding and its uses and distribution. DC has seen social changes in the form of education and schooling. In the early 1800s when DC opened its first schools, there were so many students that “In each school one teacher taught 100 or more students by using older students as assistant teachers” but “African American children were not admitted to the public schools.” (City of Magnificent Intentions 48 ). While the current student to teacher ratio, according to a 2017-2018 DCPS study, is around 11.49:1 and the race populations have diversified with “60% Black” students and only “15% white” ( dcps.dc.gov ) students attending public schools in the city. Over the years, there has been an almost 90% decrease in the student to teacher ratios. As the population increased, the demand for schools and teachers increased as well, creating more space for students and less pressure on the teachers. Also, as laws changed and became more accepting of minorities, diversity also
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