From School Desegregation to Open Schools. By : Heather Petz & Jennifer Thompson. The 1950’s Post War School Systems. “ Separate But Equal ” Profound inequalities within schools: women African Americans Students with Disabilities Mexican Americans. Women:.
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By : Heather Petz
& Jennifer Thompson
Profound inequalities within schools:
Students with Disabilities
-72% of students with disabilities were not even enrolled in schools-Before the start of the Civil Rights Act, Most children were institutionalized
-Special Education legislation started as part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's
-Government made grants available to state schools for children with disabilities
-In the mid-seventies, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA began. This allowed children with disabilites to an appropriate education including developing Individual Education Plans (IEP) and placing them in Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)
It all began in Topeka Kansas.
The NAACP asks 13 black families to enroll their children in their neighborhood white school.
Film- segment #3
12 other families,
were not allowed
A lawsuit against
The Board of Education
“An equal chance at education
is an equal chance at life.”
Pres. Johnson signed the
1964 Civil Rights Act-
banned discrimination in all
publicly funded programs
87% Hispanic student body
Principal and 3 out of 4 teachers were white
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