Lyndon B Johnson War On Poverty Essay

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Ashley Murguia Alcaraz
Art of Effective Teaching 325, Week 2
Professor Deanna Brady
March 12, 2023
PA 1
They pushed public schools to "Americanize" the millions of immigrants who had arrived at the turn of the century. English, civics, and hygiene were stressed in the curriculum administered by local school districts. Also, at the forefront of President Lyndon B. Johnson's
"War on Poverty" was public education. Johnson thought that through educating people, the cycle of poverty may be broken. He advocated for the passage of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act in 1965 as well as Head Start, a health, education, and nutrition program for lowincome children. Both initiatives gave government help to underfunded school systems. The …show more content…

They wanted to make society work better/harder. Doing what was efficient for society. For example, preparing one group of kids to be factory workers, or females good cooks and mothers. Dewey was opposed to that because he did not believe in vocational education. As for preparing people for specific jobs. It also limited students to jobs based on their social class.
Beginning in 1932, the Great Depression had an impact on education, forcing budget cuts that resulted in shorter school days, bigger classes, reduced teacher pay, and school closings.
Districts and schools had to be resourceful to conserve money; some closed cafeterias, reduced the number of sports, music, and foreign language programs, or ceased giving children school materials. Even though Sputnik was indeed a relatively simple satellite compared to the more intricate devices that would come after it, the country was inspired by its beeping signal from space to implement changes in science and engineering education so that it could reclaim the technological lead it had appeared to have lost to its Soviet rival.
No of their race, all pupils were entitled to a quality education under Brown v. …show more content…

Standards-based education also emerged during this period. Several reforms were implemented during the 1990s that were consistent with the notion of restructuring. Stricter requirements for graduation were implemented, which included increases in the number of high school credits as well as changes in course requirements. For example, all students were required to complete courses in math and science, even though levels of difficulty in courses existed. There was general agreement that longer days with more quality instruction were needed to improve student achievement, and several schools pursued reforms focused on increasing the amount of time available for students to focus on learning.
In conclusion students' learning methods have advanced dramatically, from Socratic classrooms to virtual schools. Every day, scientists develop new technologies, so who knows how pupils will study in another 100 years? Classrooms in schools should be places where everyone can learn to create a better future for all of us. Notwithstanding the changes of the previous century, so much more could be done to improve education for all. There is no limit

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