In the article, “Education Policy in the United States” I learned that education policy has evolved drastically over time. Education was solely religious based and the amount of kids in school were little to none. Around the 1900s, the government began to create government based schools for kids around the ages 6-13. By the 20th century schooling became more common for kids around all ages. But now in the 21st century teachers are refraining from talking about important dates in history in order to not break “any divisive concept rules”
I think what is happening now is setting up the future generation to repeat history. By not teaching this in schools and displaying why it is wrong, we can’t be sure students will be educated enough not to repeat these actions. Teachers and educators are missing the point on why history is important and turning to subjects that are less important.
As I research more about education policy, I want to learn why educators feel uncomfortable talking about real dates in time in the classroom, but are fine talking about sexuality to young students.