Discovery of gold kicks off California Gold Rush.
United States admits California as the 31st state.
California legislature creates state board of education.
Legislature requires school attendance for children ages 8-14.
School districts become responsible for their own budgets and taxes.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that the segregation of Mexican and Mexican-American students into separate “Mexican schools” is unconstitutional.
Proposition 13 caps local property taxes, placing a greater burden on the state to finance public schools.
Fuzzy math reform in California is promoted by the “Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools,” the state education department’s advisory document.
The state board of ed approves a new “Mathematics Framework,” focusing on rigorous math.
Gov. Schwarzenegger and the state sued over the system for financing public education.