Lyman and Place were hired as architects for the Tucson High School Main Building in March of 1921, following the successful $750,000 bond issue for the new Tucson High Magnet School. They began construction in 1923 and it was completed in 1924.
On October 4, 1904, Mary Jane McLeod Bethune launched the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls with five students in a four-room cottage that she rented for eleven dollars per month. It was the first grade school for black children in the community. Bethune’s school was near the train tracks and the parents paid fifty cents per week for tuition. She showed her students crafts and homemaking, so that they could “earn a good living when they were grown” (Pinkney 45). Mary utilized pieces of burnt wood for chalk. She created pen ink from elderberry juice. Packing crates were used for desks. The students who lived at the school slept on corn sacks that Bethune filled with Spanish moss. To assist Bethune, some of the townspeople
Although unsure as to if he is the right person for it, Mr. Washington agreed and a letter was sent back to them saying that he would be sent. A telegram was received several days later stating, “Booker T. Washington will suit us. Send him at once.” When he arrived at Tuskegee he realized that the people here were earnest and hungry for knowledge. Finding that there was not a building to begin the school in, Mr. Washington walked around the town before deciding on an unkempt shack near the church. The first class began with 30 student. At the end of the first six weeks of schooling, a new face showed up as co-teacher, Miss Olivia A. Davidson who was later to become Mr. Washington’s wife. Finding it wise to teach the students agriculture as well as learning from books Mr. Washington and Miss Davidson began looking for a different area for the school. Three months past the opening of the school an old plantation became available on the market. The mansion house had been burned down. After careful examination Mr. Washington thought it fit for what they had wanted. The price, although a meager price of $500, seemed impossible to get as they had no money and were strangers to the town. Through great courage Mr. Washington asked his friend, the treasurer of Hampton Institute for
With the onset of traveling visitor and settlers in and though the region: new developments in industry began to emerge in the west, one innovation brought with it new possibilities of opportunity. Today we call it the railroad. The railroad had been purchacing: properties, farms, ranches and businesses at vast rates to gage their railroad through Rocky Ford and Arkansas River Valley to displaced hundreds of people, today we call them Homeless. George W. Swink
We have all heard the stories about the rise in teenage pregnancies, girls dropping out of school to care for their newborns, and even those who get pregnant on purpose. This new trend is everywhere. Most parents fail to have the “talk” with their children and are left without the proper education regarding sex until its too late. With the current rates of teenage pregnancy correlated with the current rates of spreading epidemics of STD’s and HIV/AIDS, steps should be taken in an effort to aid the situation. Schools are a main source of information and education for teens, and are in a unique position that can provide adolescents with knowledgeable skills and understanding that promote sexual health. With consistent speculation surrounding
Sexual education teaches adolescents about the use of birth control, their bodies, STD’s, and pregnancy. Due to the awareness of sexual education, adolescents are more careful about sexual intercourse. The pregnancy rate has reached the lowest in modern era between 1990-2010. It declined to 51% pregnancies per 1000 females ages 14-19 to 57.4%. This is the lowest recorded since 1973. Sexual education was not offered in schools until 1983 and many people had close to no knowledge about the options. Even though teens today are aware of their options today, they do not take proper precautions.
The United States has some of the highest teen pregnancy rates among developed countries (Stanger-Hall, 2011). In states where abstinence-only sexuality education is very strict, there is no data to support decreasing incidences of teen pregnancies. In fact, teen pregnancies rates are almost twenty percent higher in states where abstinence-only education is heavily stressed compared to states with no mention of abstinence at all. Because teen pregnancy rates and stricter abstinence-only curriculums are directly proportional, this would indicate abstinence-only education is not having the desired effect on students that educators are hoping to have. Comprehensive sexuality education could possibly result in a decline in teen pregnancy rates by providing factual information about pregnancy and
In the year 1916, in New York City, Lucy Sprague Mitchell and Harriet Johnson founded the Bank Street School for children. The Bureau of Educational Experiments as it was called, was set up as a laboratory nursey school to study children. The staff comprised mostly of teachers, psychologists and researchers who worked to discover environments conducive where children grew to their full potentials. The idea was to identify such environments and educate teachers and faculty members in how to create them.
Teenage pregnancy is a growing problem in the United States today. As of 2010, 57.84% of 15-19 year old girls will become pregnant, which is especially high as compared to the rates of other developed countries. (Kost, 3) Why are unplanned pregnancy rates in teenagers so high? There are various factors that contribute to these high teen pregnancy rates, but one major factor is the type of sexual education that teenagers receives. While attention to abstinence in sexual education can be beneficial, it is when sexual education focuses solely on abstinence that teen pregnancy rates increase. Comprehensive sex education in schools has been shown to lower the rates of teen pregnancy more than abstinence only sex education has, and therefore should
The old 1905 schoolhouse on 50 Church Street is over 100 years old, which is cause enough to pause and appreciate its impact and place in this community. Along with creating hearts to decorate the building and declare support for its restoration, the day consisted of history, performances, and food. A notable addition to the day was having Ruth Dunn Reid, who is 97 years old, attend the event with her daughter Linda Reid Wallace. Ruth went to school in the building all of grade school and her mother, Mary Dunn, was a teacher and a principal at 50 Church for many years. Linda attended Kindergarten in the 1905 building before going to the new Quincy Elementary school, which opened in 1950. Additionally, Robert Schoensee, the previous PUSD Superintendent during the early 1960s, veteran, and longtime community member, was present at the event with his family.
Comprehensive sex education teaches students the dangers of unprotected sexual activity as well as informs them that abstinence is the only protection that leaves no risk. Lisa Frohnapfel-Krueger, author of the book Teen Pregnancy and Parenting, states, “Teens who received comprehensive sex education were 50 percent less likely to experience pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education” (1). Statistics show how the given circumstances and hazards that come with sexual activity can make an informed decision based on what they have been taught, meaning they know the risks and ways to decrease the risks. Kathrin Stanger-Hall, an associate professor at the University of Georgia, disclosed that “The more strongly abstinence is emphasized in state laws and policies, the higher the average teenage pregnancy and birth rate” (1). The higher teenage pregnancy average is no doubt due to the lack of informed teenagers and information available to them, Therefore, the fact is comprehensive sex education would benefit everyone, and most Americans agree. Frohnapfel-Krueger found that “Public opinion polls consistently show that more than 80 percent of Americans support teaching comprehensive sex education in high schools and in middle or junior high schools” (3). With public opinion for comprehensive sex
“U.S. teens have the highest rate of premarital pregnancy in the industrial world” (Thio and Taylor 184). Being such a large issue in our nation, it is important to incorporate sexual education curriculum into schools. Some parents feel that teaching their children about the subject will make them want to participate in sex, but it is more important to not leave the students unaware of the consequences and facts that come with sexual activity. Parents refusing to let their children gain knowledge on the subject are forcing their children to be less aware of potential dangers that come with participating in sexual activity. Premarital sex has become more prevalent in today’s society than it has ever
The debate over whether comprehensive sexual education should be taught in has been a controversial issue in the United States for over a decade. The United States has more than double the teenage pregnancy rate of any western industrialized country. Recent statistics has shown that more than a million teenagers become pregnant annually. In addition, teenagers have the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease of any age group. In fact, one in four young people contract a sexually transmitted disease by the age of twenty-one. Comprehensive sexual education in educational institutions is crucial as a means of combating the alarming rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies amongst teenagers.
With sex being a sensitive subject for parents to discuss with their children, they believe it is not appropriate to discuss these types of delicate subjects at any age. It is not because they don’t want to inform them, but because they want to protect them. Even though they don’t know that be keeping it from them, their children are far from safety every day. However, with today’s high birth rates at early ages, the question is no longer “should sex education be taught?” but “how sex education should be taught?” With teens engaging in sexual activity, which results in pregnancy and the contraction of STD’s such as HIV at such a young stage, sex education being taught in schools should be of higher demand now than ever before.