The 1950s Education: OverviewThe number-one issue involving education in the United States during the 1950s was school integration. For decades, qualified black Americans had been denied admission to whites-only colleges and public schools. Now, however, black undergraduates and graduate students began petitioning for equal admissions and equal rights.
In the 1950s and 60s, rural schools came under pressure. Some of the pressures were the same as those felt by urban schools – but had unique forms in rural areas – and some of the pressures were imposed by the continuing exodus of people from rural areas to urban America.
Class sizes in the 1950s and early 1960s were large, often over 30 children to a class, as these were the ‘baby boomers’, children born after the Second World War. There were no classroom assistants, just the class teacher and so discipline was strict.
Rural education seems to have differed from suburban education which probably differed from urban education. And we know education in the North, at least for African-Americans, was different than in the South and both differed for white kids. I received my elementary school education in the 1950s.
America's Schools in the 1950s vs. Today. AMERICA'S SCHOOLS 1950S vs. Today THEN AND NOW Average Teacher Salary $4,000 Salary in 1955 $39,000 Starting salary in 2011 Percent of the Population Over 25 with a High School Diploma or Higher 1950 White 36.4% Black 13.7% 2010 White 92.1% Black 84.7% Average Days of School Per Year 1950 - 1951 155 ...
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1950's - Going to your first School A walk accross the fields, beside the railway track !! The 1950's saw me going to three schools. It should have been only two, but a move of house intervened (something I always blame failing the 11+ plus on!!).
School in the 1950s consisted of individual classes for each grade and was the starting point for the end of segregation in schools. Due to a large increase in the number of school-age children in the United States following the post World War II baby boom, more teachers became necessary, and more schools were built.
Information I learned from history class Education in the 1950's expanded from previous decades. They no longer focused purely on reading, writing.
The 1950's were also the beginning of the end of school segregation. In 1954, the Supreme Court heard the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka. This case looked at the issue of segregation and this time ruled that it was illegal to deny entry to a facility based on the race.