ERIC Number: ED162918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Labor's Historic Support of Public Education: A Chronology.
Organized labor's attitudes toward and involvement in public education in the United States from 1820 to the 1970s have been based on four fundamental propositions. The propositions are that labor believes: (1) education is one of the chief functions of a democracy and the only means of developing an enlightened citizenry, (2) all citizens are entitled to equality of educational opportunity, (3) elementary and secondary education are tools for acquiring basic knowledge and are part of a continuing life-long process of education, and (4) the labor movement should have a part in guiding educational policies. Review of labor's involvement in public education indicates continuing support for reforms such as free universal education, compulsory school attendance, child labor laws, federal aid to education, better school buildings, higher salaries and job securities for teachers, free textbooks, vocational education, small classes, more night schools, and meaningful realistic curricula. Organized labor's plans for the future include continued support of educational endeavors and an attitude of openness to changing social and individual educational needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attitudes, Democratic Values, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Labor, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Public Education, Relationship, Social Mobility, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Education, Unions, Vocational Education
UAW Education Department, 8000 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214 ($0.50, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Not available in hardcopy from EDRS due to various changes in ink density throughout original document ; Prepared by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Detroit, Mich. Education Dept.