Compare And Contrast Chinese And Education In Education

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Every ethnic and racial group has had a different experience with education. There is a different journey behind every ethnicity that has gotten them to where they are today in the educational system. However, these journeys through education also show some similarities. I chose to compare and contrast the educational experiences of Chinese and Hispanic people.
Hispanic and Chinese definitely show some overall similarities in their educational experiences. The Great Depression occurred in 1930, which played a big role into educational changes. A federal law was passed banning child labor and requiring school attendance until age 16. This law created many more students that the educators would need to track so, they used IQ tests. This seemed
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This created an issue for Hispanic and Chinese people because they often times did very poor on the tests. The issue of not making culturally responsive tests and not making them for English Language Learners is ongoing and still occurs today. Another similarity of Hispanic and Chinese education is that neither groups were really accepted. They were segregated and put into different rooms. There were specific rooms made for Hispanics and Chinese because many viewed them as less educated. We still see this somewhat today in education, a lot of classes will have majority of the same race. Hispanics and Chinese also had many troubles being accepted to public schools. The Hispanics and Chinese show similarities in their educational experiences however, they lived very different journeys.
The Hispanic people’s first schools were made to educate Spanish children of settlers and soldiers. These schools were mainly used to teach the Spanish language, culture, and religion. However, the curriculum took a change in 1821, when the catholic churches role in education decreased. By 1854, the common school law was put into place. This law promoted English to be the primary language and did not allow schools benefits unless they taught the
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Starting all the way in 1850 they were victims of discrimination in public schools. In 1855 a school law was passed saying that only whites could attend public school. Then in 1860, another school law was passed which segregated minority races. The process took some time for the Chinese to establish their separate school. The public schools that did open had really low funding and also low attendance. This was an issue because they could not get proper materials or educators in the schools. In 1867, Superintendent John Pelton, who was Chinese, paid $14,000 in taxes to the school for the students benefit. This really helped the schools but, wasn’t enough. Eventually, these public schools were shut down again. Things took a turn for the better when finally, in 1874, the court case Ward vs. Flood occurred stating that you cannot separate children from public school simply because of their race. Then in 1881, Tape vs. Hurley occurred which said, the school board must let Chinese Americans into public school because the legislature did not specify to separate Chinese. These court cases really made an impact on the Chinese education because in 1885, Chinese Primary Schools were open. This still meant they were separated but, they were receiving an education. These schools began to grow and bring in more and more students. In 1906, they changed the schools to Oriental Public Schools because there was a

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