How Do Gangs Influence America's Youth To Value Education?

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Furthermore, are gangs the likely support system that will inspire America’s youth to value education? To best prepare teens in the US to be a competitive force in the job market and economy in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), how can they accomplish this without even earning a High School diploma or GED (General Education Diploma)? Indeed, education is a huge factor for providing structure and stability now and in the future; education is a type of self-investment which is best explained through research by Lochner. Studies conducted by Lochner (as found in Hjalmarsson and Lochner, 2012, p. 49) accentuated the role of education as a ‘human capital’ investment that increases the appropriate future work
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