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Education Vs 1960s

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Education: “Higher Education was the privilege of the few, and even upper secondary education was denied to the majority of young people in many countries” (“Fifty Years”). “Today, the great majority of the population completes secondary education. One in three young adults has a tertiary degree” (“Fifty Years”). The importance of education has increased over the years, and has become a number-one priority and/ or main focus moreso today than in the 1960s. Due to this increase, there have been more people attending college, and more opportunities have come out of this better education.Therefore, education is better for teens today, than it was in the 1960s because of the quality, support in attending college, and…show more content…
“For instance, schools, themselves, have been spending more on faculty and different opportunities for students, so they can improve their education and future references in college” (“Today 's College”). With the different types of electives that have been offered, not only will they make students have a higher education, but will give students more experience in other courses besides English, math, science and social studies. Back in the 1960s, there were less opportunities for students to be involved in school electives that would aid them in college. For example, computer classes were not popular until the 1980s, and even then the classes were basic coding. Thankfully, variety in education has greatly increased today versus in the 1960s due to the better quality, and how educational facilities are spending more on different elective courses, and more opportunities that interest students. Additionally, teachers payment has improved with the better quality in education nowadays versus in the 1960s. In fact, today teachers payment has improved over the years(Bolton). Due to higher pay, more teachers will get into the career. Back in the 1960s, due to poor salaries, there weren 't as many teachers getting into the career, therefore, kids couldn 't get into certain classes because of the low amount of teachers teaching back then. Last but not least, there has been more spending on higher education. An example of this is reflected in the different classes and the different levels schools have been putting out for options that students can take nowadays. In other words, back then “...schools spent one cent of every dollar in higher education, today it 's tripled”(“Not What”). Additionally, In the 1960s teachers did not have to be Highly Qualified nor did they (necessarily) complete continuing education credits. Today’s teachers are far more educated and continually educate
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