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A History of Education in Kentucky$
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William E. Ellis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129778

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.001.0001

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Elementary and Secondary Education from World War II to the Threshold of Major Reform

Elementary and Secondary Education from World War II to the Threshold of Major Reform

(p.270) (p.271) Chapter 7 Elementary and Secondary Education from World War II to the Threshold of Major Reform
A History of Education in Kentucky

William E. Ellis

University Press of Kentucky

From the beginning of World War II, elementary and secondary education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky struggled to keep up with national trends. Casting its lot with the South after the Civil War handicapped the state educationally, particularly in “following the color line”. As throughout Kentucky's educational history, there were, from time to time, moments of reform followed by regression. World War II once again stretched Kentucky's educational institutions to the limits. The improved economic conditions of wartime prosperity, coupled with manpower shortages, ended the need for New Deal programs such as the PWA, the WPA, the CCC, the NYA, and others, many of which had enhanced education in Kentucky. Throughout Kentucky's history, its schools had labored to keep up with national trends and norms. Consolidation and merger of the public schools of the commonwealth proceeded at an increasing rate and scale throughout the post-World War II era.

Keywords:   elementary education, secondary education, Kentucky, World War II, reform, public schools

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