After interviewing Tye about his educational experiences, I felt as if they were the same as my own to some extent, because we are only 5 years apart in age. After interviewing Licy I felt that I had gained a much better understanding of how education has changed. Tye is the epitome of "No Child Left Behind"; which some would say is too forgiving of students and they don't have to "try as hard". Licy grew up in the time of education reform and HUGE change in the schooling system. Inclusion was being introduced in the 70s and 80s, whereas Tye has known inclusion his whole life. No matter how much we try to change education and the format in which we learn, students will always have somewhat similar experiences. They will encounter bullying, hardships, and successes. It is easy to see that the education system has become much more lenient and accepting by the way Licy described her schooling experience. She said it was scary; if something wasn't done there was an initial fear of the teacher and the consequences that you would endure.
Education has definitely changed from the 1970s (When Licy started to attend) and now (when Tye attends). Like I mentioned above, inclusion was being introduced because of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975. Even so, Licy would not have encountered many special education students because she attended private school, not public (where free education was guaranteed for special education students). In the 1990s the United States started to adopt outcome-based education, which consists of standardized tests, which is what a student like myself and Tye know. That is our education summed up: learning for the test. Although education has changed tremendously within the past 40 years, it still has its similarities. The education system is filled with intelligent and willing teachers. Throughout this educational reform the students have not changed; they are also willing and intelligent. Education is still the same in regards to its format. We are preparing students for the work labor force by teaching them all the same set of skills, which is not working. How can we be teaching the same concepts in the same way for the past 40+ years? Another similarity with education from the past and present is being controlled by the government and its funding.
Nonetheless, education has changed, it has stayed the same, and it will continue to do so for the next 40+ years. (Actually, who knows now with Donald Trump as our President elect.)