History of American Education Checkpoint for AED 201

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The Colonial Period (1607-1775) 1690- Publication of John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” The Early National Period (1775-1820) 1805- First Elementary School established in New York The Common School Movement (1820-1865) 1836- William Holmes McGuffey writes text for beginning reader The Progressive Era 1900- Pencil and Paper replace slates The Modern Era: Schools as Instruments for National Purpose and Social Change 1964- Civil Rights Act supports school desegregation The one event that I think helped shape today’s classroom was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This event is also still effective in today’s classroom in many ways. The Civil Rights Act which supported school desegregation had a huge impact on education. Federal funding played a huge role in education back in the 60’s and plays an even bigger role today. The federal government said that it would withhold federal funding from schools that continued to discriminate. Getting rid of discrimination in the public school system was a very
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Unformatted text preview: important thing to do. It allowed students from all races to interact and learn from one another while in the classroom setting. The act also allowed educators from different cultures to teach students of all different walks of life. This gave the students a different perspective on education and helped them to become better learners. Our students today learn many valuable things from students in their school that come from different cultures and are of different races. Looking at this situation from the funding standpoint is just as important. Where would today’s education be without funding from the federal government? The federal government funds the majority of the Special Education needs of all K-12 schools in our country. Think about all the students his would affect if there was no federal funding in the public education system! The Civil Rights Act of 1964 in my opinion, helped shape the education system during the 60’s and still has an effect on today’s education....
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