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Education Court Cases, Legislation, and Federal Documents - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, you'll get an in-depth look at major court cases, documents and legislation that have impacted education in the U.S. Instructors will introduce you to such critical court cases as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, and Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. You'll get a firsthand look at how modern day education is still affected by the A Nation at Risk report from the early 1980s and what role Title IX legislation played in gender equity in schools. At the end of this chapter you'll be familiar with:
- School desegregation
- Equality act for children with disabilities
- Acts to guarantee education for all students in the U.S.
- Legislation that impacted the growth of universities
- Free speech in schools
|A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education||Explores the impact of this report at the time of its release. Describes lasting effects of this report on modern day education.|
|Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance||Examines the role this court case played in school desegregation. Summarizes the overturning of Plessy versus Ferguson and describes the aftermath of the ruling.|
|Education for All Handicapped Children's Act: Summary & Impact||Introduces the mandated equality efforts that were put into place for children with disabilities as a result of this act.|
|Goals 2000: Summary & End||Summarizes the goals outlined for this act. Describes the history of the act and how it came to an end.|
|Individuals with Disabilities Education Act||Examines this influential piece of legislation that affected modern schooling. Describes the specific details of the act and how it influences education today.|
|Morrill Land-Grant Acts: Impact on the Growth of Colleges & Universities||Provides details on these acts and examines how the acts impacted university and college growth.|
|No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons||Sets forth an overview of this act. Discusses the impact of the act on education and offers some pros and cons.|
|Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Impact on Free Speech in Schools||Summarizes the reasons for this case and provides insight on how this case affected free speech in education.|
|Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts||Defines this legislation and offers details on how it affected gender equity in schools.|
1. A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education
In 1983, President Reagan put out a report that said that, thanks to declining education, America was at risk. What did the report say? And was the country really at risk? In this lesson, we'll examine the contents, impact, and criticism of the report.
2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance
In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.
3. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact
With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
4. Goals 2000: Summary & End
There was a time when the federal government really didn't have much to do with education. But Goals 2000 changed all that, as it laid out national educational goals. In this lesson, we'll examine what those goals were and the impact they had.
5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
6. Morrill Land-Grant Acts: Impact on the Growth of Colleges & Universities
Ever wonder how colleges and universities were started? In this lesson, we'll look at the Morrill Land-Grant Acts and how they contributed to the establishment of many American colleges, including state universities and historically black colleges.
7. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons
The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.
8. Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Impact on Free Speech in Schools
How much control do schools have over what students say and do? This lesson examines the First Amendment limits in education, and the court case (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District) that changed those limits.
9. Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts
Many people have heard of Title IX with regards to athletics, but did you know that it goes way beyond just letting girls play sports? In this lesson, we'll examine the scope of Title IX and its impact on education and gender equality.
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