As American As Public School
1900-1950Streaming Video - 2005
In 1900, 6% of America's children graduated from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated and 40% went on to college. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the effects on students of controversial IQ tests, the "life adjustment" curriculum, and Cold War politics. Interviews with immigrant students, scholars, and administrators provide a portrait of America's changing educational landscape in the first half of the 20th century.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2000
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: School, the story of American public education (Television program)