Chronology of Education in the United States
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.
Russell O. Wright
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006
Table of Contents
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