Analyzing Changes in Education

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Submitted By debhastings
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Deborah Hastings
SEC 501
February 24, 2016
Mr. M
Analyzing Changes in Education
We’ve come a long way, baby! Over the past 100 years of public education in the great state of Alabama, changes in education have been literally fought for by blood, sweat and tears. However, with the desegregation issues from 1964 closed for the past 50 years, state legislatures still find plenty of arguments concerning public education reforms. Most of these arguments, though, are essentially concerns about federal control over state. Thanks to several federal acts, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 the students of Alabama schools are all getting a better education. Just by these two acts, eyes have been opened. A common interest of community stakeholders demands a higher standard of education for all students. These acts lead to major changes in Alabama schools such as anti-discrimination in schools, Common Core Standards and actually teaching evolution and climate change in Science classes!
Anti-Discrimination in Schools If anybody knows anything about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they should know that the state of Alabama fought hard to keep schools segregated. Even after the 1954 Supreme Court’s ruling of Brown v. Board Education of Topeka that was supposed to end school segregation, Alabama continued for the next ten years to keep schools segregated (Hall, J. para.8) The African-Americans fought hard for integration into better schools and acceptance in other aspects of Alabama white society. Today, because of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all students in Alabama, no matter their race, religion, disability, financial status or sexual preference have the same educational opportunities as anyone else. In fact, special funding allocations are made possible for the low-income and handicapped to ensure these…...

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