Changing Educational Practices
Changing educational practices
During the 1950s and 1960s, school districts adopted new education styles as federal funding for education increased. Democratic Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, prioritized the improvement of American education standards during their administrations. Nationally, there was an increasing focus on students’ emotional and mental development, leading to changes in curriculum and teaching methods. In addition, the very nature of American schools was changing as part of the civil rights movement. The supreme court case Brown vs Board of Education ruling in 1954 declared that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.