Boston Latin School, in Massachusetts, opens its doors as the first public secondary school. To this day the school still teaches a classical education.
Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools where they were required to speak english and go to church in an attempt to "white-wash" them
Supreme Court ruled "separate but equal". This affected schools in America because it meant that white students were held higher and looked at as more important than black students.
Laws were made so that attendance was mandatory in schools. Mandatory attendance sought that every child had an education.
National School Lunch Acts allows students who come from low-income families to get lunch for free. This is important because this is still active today in our society for students.
Court rules that separate is not equal, and outlaws segregation in public schools. If this had not happened schools would still have divided bathrooms, classrooms, water fountains, etc.
The Supreme Court forbid organized prayer in schools, and in the following year the Bible was banned.
Schools started using Standardized Testing to measure academic performance.
President George W. Bush signed a law so that there was more emphasis on core subjects to compete with other countries academically.
All American Schools have access to the internet. This is significant because without internet schools would not be the same today.