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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: History of Education in Kentucky Oral History Project - General

History of Education in Kentucky Oral History Project - General


This project documents the history of education in Kentucky and includes interviews regarding the modernization of Kentucky's public elementary and secondary education school system beginning in the 1950s, higher education, school reform and the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, desegregation and integration of schools, and the history of the Science Hill School for Girls, a private high school in Shelbyville.

This series documents the modernization of Kentucky's system of public elementary and secondary education, beginning in 1950. Former governors, school superintendents, and members of the general assembly who participated in the reform movement discuss the Minimum Foundation Program, property taxes, the Power Equalization Program, the Kentucky Education Reform Act, teaching certification standards, teachers' salaries, and the size and role of the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education.

Number of Interviews        4

Total Hours                             5



Education ; Education and state ; Education, Elementary ; Education, Secondary ; Educational law and legislation ; Educational law and legislation--Kentucky ; Education--Finance--Kentucky ; Education--Political aspects ; Government aid to education--Kentucky ; Kentucky.  Division of Elementary and Secondary Education ; Minimum Foundation Program (Ky.) ; Property tax ; School integration ; Teachers--Certification ; Teachers--Salaries, etc.


Education, Segregation, Integration