Education in the great depression
1920s and the great depression
The economy impacted the schools because no citizens were paying taxes so schools were getting no funding and no school supplies could be bought none of the parents had money and couldn't give their kids lunch so the government paid for it.
Dick and jane books were significant because they taught basic reading skills and told short stories about families. They were the first form o textbooks
this was a school during the great depression
there was only four kids because many stayed home to work
this is a picture of a house during the great depression
as you can see it is rundown and built out of scrap metal.
march 1930: more than 3.5 million people are unemployed
1931: the state passed a law that a teacher in a school with fewer than 22 students would receive a salary cut
April 1932: more than 750,000 people depended upon city relief which gave them around 8.20$ a month
June 1932: WW1 veterans wanted more pay for their service so they set up camps outside the white house until they got their pay