To get a better school system: One hundred years of education reform in Texas
Source:Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University ; no. 111, Texas A&M University Press, Volume 1st, College Station, p.134 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb LA370 .P74 2009
Keywords:1949, Education, Education and state--Texas--History, Educational change--Texas--History, Gilmer-Aiken laws, Minorities--Education--Texas--History, Rural--Texas--History
Contents: Retreat and recovery in Texas schools, 1850-1900 -- Progressive reforms in Texas schools -- Minorities in Texas schools, 1920-1949 -- World War II and Texas rural schools -- The Gilmer-Aikin laws -- Epilogue.
"In 1949, as postwar Texas was steadily becoming more urban and calls for education reform were gathering strength throughout the state and nation, State Representative Claud Gilmer and State Senator A. M. Aikin Jr. sponsored a bill designed to increase salaries for Texas schoolteachers. Also tied to the bill, however, were provisions related to sweeping changes in school funding and access to education for minorities. In To Get a Better School System, Gene B. Preuss examines not only the public policy wrangling and historical context leading up to and surrounding the Gilmer-Aikin legislation, but also places the discussion in the milieu of the national movement for school reform."