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Feinberg, Joseph R.; Doppen, Frans H.; Hollstein, Matthew S. – Social Education, 2014
When the Texas state legislature passed a law in the 1970s allowing school districts to deny enrollment or charge tuition to illegal immigrant children, the Tyler Independent School District instituted a $1,000 tuition rate for illegal immigrant children. Sixteen undocumented children from four Mexican families in Tyler filed a class-action suit…
Descriptors: Immigration, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts
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Gunderson, Gerald – Social Education, 2007
The American economy has had the fastest and most dramatic development of all the world's major economies. Four hundred years ago, the economic output of the area that became the United States was negligible by world standards. Yet only 250 years later, the U.S. economy had become the largest in the world, surpassing all other countries, including…
Descriptors: United States History, Heuristics, Human Geography, Economic Factors
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Schamel, Charles E.; Schamel, Wynell B. – Social Education, 1998
Summarizes the story of Don Henry, a student at the University of Kansas in the 1930s, focusing on how he became a communist after he left home and later went to fight in the the Spanish Civil War. Provides a teaching activity on the role of universities in influencing students and their beliefs. (CMK)
Descriptors: Communism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Personality Change
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Gonzales, Patrisia – Social Education, 1989
Presents a brief history of minority involvement in journalism, focusing on the effects of the Kerner Commission Report of 1979. Points out that 20 years later, the number of minority journalists has increased only slightly. Suggests that professional groups should work together to urge the media to diversify. (LS)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Employment Practices, Hispanic Americans
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Nelson, Murry R. – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that the early years of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) set the tone for its later developments. Discusses the significance of early organizational leaders; the development of the NCSS journal, "Social Education"; and the influence of both the National Education Association and the American Historical…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scott, Kathryn – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that, on the 75th anniversary of women's suffrage, significant advances in the legal status, achievements, and opportunities for women have been made. Contends, however, that sexual harassment is still widespread in the nation's schools. Includes six charts defining and describing forms of sexual harassment. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females