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Challenges to the Present Structure of American Education


by Bess Goodykoontz - 1945

During the seventy-five years for which nation-wide statistics of education are available, the educational system of the United States has experienced amazing growth. These years have been busy ones in all aspects of our national life. The boundaries of the nation have been filled out, with eleven new states being organized. Our population is nearly three and a half times greater than it was in 1870, shifting in the twenty years from 1920 to 1940 from 51 per cent rural to 56 per cent urban. Seventy-eight cities have in this three-quarters of a century passed the hundred thousand mark. Our national income has increased likewise from nearly seven billion dollars in 1869 to seventy-six billion in 1940 and, under conditions created by the war, doubled again by 1943.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 44, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 46 Number 10, 1945, p. 1-21
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20375, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 7:19:20 PM

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