Infographic: America’s Schools in the 1950s vs. Today

The surprising ways public education has changed over the last 62 years.

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.




America’s Schools: A TakePart Infographic

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Take a look back in history with the TakePart infographic that compares public education in the 1950s to public education today.

Find out how much a teacher made in 1950 and which children's books were on the bestseller list. Check out what education milestone changed the course of history and what classroom technologies were considered innovative 62 years ago. A lot has changed since 1950, but America's public education system has a long way to go. One way each of us can make an impact is by donating to a classroom project through


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