Movers and Shakers in Educaiton

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Margie Browning
EDU 210
November 25, 2012
Heather Tetmyer
Movers and Shakers in Education In the next few paragraphs I will discuss the Common School Movement, Brown v. Board of Education, No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and Common Core State Standards Initiative. I will give a brief summary of each event and how they each impacted the history of education. [pic] The Reformers of the Common School Movement vision was that of schools being the cornerstones of the community. The schools were to be free and opened to everyone. They were to be the place where every student could come together on equal terms, where the high achiever and the low achiever could learn in the same class, use the same text books, and be taught by the same teachers. The common school would have a relationship with the community and its surroundings. They would be controlled, funded, and maintained by the people of the community who took interest and pride in their progress and accomplishments. Public schools today are controlled by the local government and the Federal government and not by the communities in which they are located. Standardized testing and the curriculum in public schools today are controlled by the state and how well a school performs in those areas are determined by the federal government. Local control is a thing of the pass and so is the Common School Movement (Baines & Foster, 2006). [pic] Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was one of the main events at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movements and helped to bring about changes in the desegregation of the public school system as we know it today. In this court case the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation in educational facilities would not be permitted in public education and that these facilities created feelings of inferiority that hindered students from being…...

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