Compare And Contrast Detroit Public Schools In The 1950's

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How would an individual feel if their school was integrated? Or had conditions so bad to the point where they can’t focus on their education? Well I’ve been given multiple sources to analyze Detroit Public Schools and schools in the 1950’s to tell you how they dealt with these issues and many others; So, I’ll be comparing and contrasting the two. Both subjects had multiple comparisons and contrasts, but some more than others. Some contrasts between the two would be along the lines of like schools in the 1950’s were segregated, but in today’s society not so much. Schools in the 1950’s were strictly for whites; no other races could integrate those schools. The other non-white children were put into different schools farther away from the ‘’privileged children’’. Meanwhile majority of schools aren’t segregated like they were back then. The quote ‘’ But union officials say conditions have become impossible. Class sizes are sometimes 45 or 50 students per teacher, buildings are literally crumbling... in new budget cuts this month some security guards were let go...” from the ‘’Washington Post’’ supports that buildings are in terrible conditions and another …show more content…

In 1957 there was a group called ‘’The Little Rock Nine’’ and they were a group of African American students who integrated Central High School in Arkansas, which was a predominantly white school. They all would go to this school every day until they were allowed inside, but this took much more than they probably thought. Once they approached the school the angry mob would verbally and sometimes maybe even physically abuse the nine children in and outside of school. So, when they were finally allowed into the school they were really looked down upon. But, that didn’t stop them; They continued to have their right of

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