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    What Parts of The Classics were Removed from Education in the Progressive Era?

    Yeah, the answer to this offers a great deal of explanation. I was born in '67. In '78 California passed prop 13, and state funding for schools dropped from $9 billion to $3 billion overnight. California school rankings went from something like 7th before prop 13 to 27th after. (They were in...
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    What Parts of The Classics were Removed from Education in the Progressive Era?

    Hey John, I really appreciate your reply. Yeah, I remember taking electives: aviation science, drafting, electricity, art, graphic design, photography, woodshop. But not enough to really learn much. I seem to remember that I was only required to take one year of English and one year of...
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    Conceptual Art

    My working definition of art is: Meaningful human communication embodied in a compelling form. While it's true that there are different subjective responses to art, isn't it true that part of the challenge of coming up with a definition is to include the different opinions about it that...
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    What Parts of The Classics were Removed from Education in the Progressive Era?

    My thinking is that the classics, literature, along with much of the other humanities and the idea of a strong liberal arts education became less and less important, while educational focus shifted to preparing for professional fields and learning trades. I think that there are pragmatic...
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    Race and society

    I think, in part, this goes back to the European colonization of the Americas, and the different ways those European cultures treated other races. The Spanish, who colonized Latin America, had more of a mind to integrate and assimilate the indigenous population. They established categories and...
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