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Education in America has seen many significant changes since the Modern Post-War Era Children are allowed to attend classes with kids of various races schools have equal opportunities for both males and females and for children with disabilities or handicaps These three events in the history of American Education helped set a basic framework that has standardized the minimum educational requirements for all schools throughout the country Now each and every student can get an equal chance to be educated Horace Manns contributions in 1868 to the common school movement allowed elementary schools to become free and available to all in the state of Massachusetts Mann wanted all school doors to be opened to any child of the state no matter where that child was from or his background As the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education in 1837 this position allowed Mann to speak his ideas to improve the quality of schools Soon after he and Catherine Beecher established The Normal School a professional program that gave teachers the proper training with a higher level of education and skills than previous educators needed Brown vs Board of Education was another significant event that changed education in America By the end of World War I school segregation was in effect This meant that all schools with white children were separated from all black children Children in America were getting a limited education as well as the idea the racism is allowed and tolerated In 1954 Chief Justice Earl Warren put an end to all segregated schools While some schools were changed others were reluctant and resistant to the new change Not all schools agreed with this new law Some districts even a year after the law was in full effect were so set in their racist ways allowed school grounds to became battlefields with riots and obscene violence In 1975 Congress passed the Education For All Handicapped Children Act This
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