Lessons from the past
by Iowa Future
February 6, 2011
Iowans take great pride in the state’s education system. It’s not a secret that the state has one of the top systems in the country.
With the 21st Century well underway, and American students being outperformed by students in several other countries, there is a sense that Iowa can do better.
Are there lessons from the past that can help us in efforts to reboot our education system? In the video below Susan Jellinger of the Iowa State Historical Society takes a look at Iowa’s first education standards movement in the Progressive Era (1900 to 1920). Viewers may find some parallels with today, and may find some lessons from events of 100 years ago.
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