Windows to the Past, Pt. IV

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

LEARNING CURVES. With the introduction of widespread testing in the 1910s, students with learning disabilities were grouped into special classes for "morons" and "mental defectives." Those considered "mentally retarded" were assigned to multiage ungraded classrooms. (June 24, 1930)

ON THE MOVE. The 1921 "Report of the Superintendent of Schools" noted that the cost of renting buses from private contractors was "one of the largest items of the education of crippled children." It went on to suggest that the district buy its own vehicles, laying the foundation for a transportation system that would one day serve all students. (Dec. 3, 1956)

Vol. 16, Issue 15

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories