Education Vs Segregation

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As a race we always want to learn which is how I believed school was something that would always happen. When schools were first made they weren’t perfect. It took time for schools to evolve to the way they are now. Many people had to help evolve ours schools through the 1900s. However, schools really started making a statement in the 1950s. A wave of immigrants from Europe came to America for freedom and free schooling. However, America didn’t react to the immigrants nicely. The creation of programs that taught immigrant children to be Americans. On top on that program, schools were responsible for teaching skills and knowledge to become apart of the democratic party when they were older. Though school had this system people did not agree…show more content…
Three major problems starting with segregation. Though brown vs. the board of education had already happened ending segregation in schools. Seventeen states had refused to accept it and made it illegal for any ethnic race from attending school. In 1966 African Americans went on strike concerning their educational opportunities. In 1968 Mexican Americans went on stroke demanding bilingual education, the teaching of their culture and better treatment from white teachers. Alas still no change in our school system more than ninety eight percent of African Americans went to all black schools. Until Lyndon Johnson changes education for the better. He believed in equal chance at education meant equal chance at life. Lyndon in 1964 changes history he signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Act banned all discriminations on the basis od race in all federally funded programs, like schools. If schools didn’t comply they would loose federal funding. By 1972 ninety one percent of afircan Americans attended integrated…show more content…
In 1976 about 3.7 million children had disabilities and were not recieveing the education they needed. In 1975 Congress passed Education for All Handicaped Children. This allowed students with dissablities to be in regular classes. Hiwever if the student could not keep up they were placd in a resource room and work one on one with a specialist. Also the act pushed for the special needs children to be invovole in art classes and pyshcial education to keep up with a regular curriculum. Years later in 1990 a revision for the Education for all handicapped people and is still constantly being updated the most recent being in 2004. Overall the law confirms free approiate public education as well as the ability to be educated. Teachers are also able to take programs to learn how to instruct children with special needs and children who have outstanding abilities. Now 2015 we have accomplished so much in education. What we were lacking throughout the years wasn’t annual testing and a core cirrculum. It was unity between everyone on this earth. Schools are a lot more accepting of race, gender and children with disabilities. Schools have become a central root in everyone’s lives. You really do need education now to become what you dream of. School is not yet perfect but we are so close. Once we as people can figure this out together we will and can achieve 100% graduation rates in
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