Chronology of Education in the United States

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About the Book

Education in the United States has evolved from a privilege of the aristocracy to a presumed right of all citizens. Educating the entire population effectively and equally is a goal that the nation continues to pursue. The successes and failures of that pursuit over the centuries are recorded in this chronology of the development of education in the United States since 1600.
Appendices to the text provide enlightening statistics such as the numbers of bachelor degrees awarded by gender, the ratios of students to computers and of staff members to students in public school systems, and the percentage of Americans age 25 or older who have completed high school or obtained a GED.

About the Author(s)

Statistical analyst Russell O. Wright is the author of a series of Chronology reference works on subjects including American housing, education, immigration, public health, transportation, and the stock market. He is also the author of several McFarland baseball books and lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Bibliographic Details

Russell O. Wright
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 195
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2502-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1194-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii

Introduction      1

The Chronology      39

Appendix 1. Bachelor Degrees Awarded by Gender      151

Appendix 2. Students per Computer in United States Public Schools      154

Appendix 3. School Staff per 1,000 Students in California and United States Public Schools      156

Appendix 4. Effect of Title IX      158

Appendix 5. Students Enrolled in High School Grades 9-12      161

Appendix 6. Percentage of Students Age and Older Who Completed High School Through Grade 12 or GED      164

Appendix 7. Education Statistical Abstract      167

Bibliography      171

Index      175