Brown Vs. Board Of Education In I Just Sued The School System

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Schools have come a long way throughout history. There have been some major downfalls and accomplishments in the history of education. Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) was a law that called for the segregation of public schools under the doctrine of “separate but equal” (Sass, 2016). 58 years later the “separate but equal” doctrine was considered unconstitutional and was overturned by the Supreme Court (Sass, 2016). As a result, Brown vs. Board of Education established desegregation in schools and equality for all (Sass, 2016). There has been a struggle with equality in schools for a long time. Schools have struggled with that issue but easily overcame it. However, there is one problem that stands out to still be a problem today. Schools have not …show more content…
It could be that people are afraid of change. In the video, “I Just Sued the School System” Prince Ea argues his point on why the school systems need to be changed (Ea, 2016). This video has over two million views and it brings light to the issues that people keep putting on the backburner. Hopefully his video will spark our nation to do something about this problem. The school system has not changed. In the past schools were preparing students for working in factories. That is why desks are set up in lines, why students have to raise their hands, and why there is a grading system to grade the “product” (Ea, 2016). In 1867 the Department of Education was created to help states establish effective school systems (Sass, 2016). The Department of Education has been around for about 150 years. Many people believe that it has not changed or done anything to help improve the education of students. Many of the core subjects like math, English, …show more content…
The groundwork for standardized tests was set in place in 1917. Tests were used in WWI to screen intellectual abilities of recruits (Sass, 2016). The controversy of standardized tests does not take in the full abilities of the student. Many students are not good test takers so standardized tests do not do them justice. It does not show what the student can do in the way that they know how to do it (Barseghian, 2012). Many students have refused to take standardized tests. Teachers do not like the tests because if their students do poorly on them then it can reflect poorly on their teaching. On January 11, 2013 Seattle high school teachers refused to give the mandated test (Sass, 2016). Again in 2015 many New York parents opted out their children from taking standardized tests. There were about 150,000 students who were opted out. The parents did this to revolt against the standardized tests (Sass, 2016). A few years ago, high school students in Texas walked out of school to protest the PARCC tests. PARCC was tested out in many schools around the state of Ohio and eventually taken out of the school I was in at the time. Fortunately in 2015, President Obama joins the “too-much-testing” movement and limits standardized testing to no more than 2% of class time (Sass, 2016). There is still much more improvements that the government can take to fixing standardized tests, but at least one step has been

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