Education in the United Sates
A Historical/Political Timeline
Jan 1, 1830
Common schools funded by local property taxes; open to white children only.
Homestead Act passed by President Lincoln. Granted public land to small farmers at a low cost.
Plessy vs. Ferguson: Separate but equal facilities.
Suffrage Movement: Women's right to vote
Civil Rights Movement: aimed at equality for people of color
Sputnik: Soviet Union launches first satellite into space
ESEA: free lunch programs for low-income students
Title IX: Equal funding for Women. Gave rise to Women's athletics.
No Child Left Behind: reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students.
Race to the Top: $4.35 billion United States Department of Education competitive grant created to spur and reward innovation and reforms in state and local district K-12 education
Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act: funds child nutrition programs and free lunch programs
CREATED BYMadison Kaminski