Education - Research Article from Great Depression and New Deal Reference Library

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Prosperous Times for Education

For most schools in the United States, the 1920s were prosperous times. School districts received steady funding. School enrollments boomed: In grades kindergarten through twelve the number of students increased from 23.5 million in 1920 to 28.6 million in 1930; enrollment in colleges and universities approximately doubled in the same time period, to over 1.1 million. New teachers were hired, and their salaries went from an average of $871 a month in 1920 to an average of $1,420 a month in 1930. New schools were constructed, and new classes were added, especially practical vocational classes that included carpentry, auto repair, and cooking.

School districts were run by school boards made up of businessmen and professionals such as lawyers. Schools were managed with businesslike efficiency by their administrators. The businessmen on the school boards as well as those throughout the community generously loaned money for building new schools. They also initiated funding drives and advocated...

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