Brown v. Board of Education

After the abolishment of slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment was created in 1868 to give the freed slaves equal protection and due process of the law. Unfortunately, this was largely ignored in many facets, including education. It was not until after many lawsuits and continued fighting for justice that the Supreme court ruled in the case of Brown v. Board of Education that separate but equal schools were unconstitutional. The legal defense of the multiple cases encompassed within Brown v. Board of Education stipulated not only the unequal education of black students but also the social effects of making black students feel inferior. Although it was not an automatic process, every school in America was eventually desegregated, and an inclusive education became available regardless of race.

The Common School Movement

After the American Revolution, many of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence called for free public education. The idea was rejected at the time, and it wasn’t until many years later, in 1796, when Thomas Jefferson would finally get the Act to establish public schools…

The Age of Reason

It was after the reformation, in the 17th century, when Western civilization underwent the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was not a singular event, nor even sparked by one, but instead was considered a period when people across Europe and America began questioning traditional authorities, and the numerous productions of written works, inventions, and war revolutions were thrust into action. This Age of Reason propelled the idea of rational thought and critical thinking. Consider some of the great figures of this time, such as Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei, and significant events as the American Revolution and signing of the Declaration of Independence or the French Revolution of 1789. The collective sense of this era was a multiplier in the importance of western education. The strong focus on science and math, for example, during this time expanded human knowledge through the many great works.

The Socratic Method and the Academy

Ancient Athens has been studied and well documented as a critical point in the development of western civilization, being the birthplace of western philosophy and many great figures. This is arguably where modern western education was born, with significant figures and major contributions were…

Voltage and Amps…oh my!

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One of the most useful tools for an electrician is the Multimeter. As the name implies, this device can be used to check multiple different parameters. Notably Multimeters, albiet note there are many variations, can be used to check for Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current…

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