Education Reform For The Elementary And Secondary Education Act

877 WordsJul 15, 20154 Pages
Throughout the history of education there has been many education reforms. According to Enrique Pena Nieto “Education reform has as its main purpose to make sure that the education delivered is of quality” ( (2015 BrainyQuote INC, 2015). Whether it be for primary and secondary students, higher education, low-income students, or teachers, there is always an improvement that can be made for the better. A comparison of education reforms that reveals some of the positive, negative, and needed changes in education. One of the biggest reforms in American education history came in 1965 when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed. Told by the this article ESEA initiated Title 1 which is a legislation that provided funds for the quality and betterment for primary and secondary schools and school districts with a high percentage of low–income students (Ayers,Jeremy 2011). Since this regulation was passed there have been many positive changes such as drop-out rates, parental involvement, and providing more qualified teacher’s percentage have all increased significantly (Ayers,Jeremy 2011). Other great reforms were Smith-Hugh, Act of 1917 (SMHA) and School-to-Work Opportunity Act (STWOA) of 1994. Comparatively, all three reforms were federal funded programs to increase the number of qualified teachers. However in an article by Stephens, G. E. (1995), ESEA was a legislation devoted to improving low-income student’s education. SMHA and STOWA were reforms concentrated
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