Why Are America And Mexico Education System Failing?

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Why are America and Mexico Education System Failing? Hayley Booker SWK 498-Senior Seminar May 2, 2015 The social issue that I am examining related to the Jackson, Mississippi and Mexico City, Mexico is the lack of education. There will always be obstacles to an education system such as shortage of teachers, textbooks, facilities, transportation. Many countries lack the importance to a great education system. The United States is a liberal democracy with a federal political structure comprising 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, the federal government is characterized by a separation of the powers of the executive from the legislative and judicial functions. The states have significant powers of…show more content…
The term Third World includes as well capitalist (e.g., Venezuela) and communist (e.g., North Korea) countries, as very rich (e.g., Saudi Arabia) and very poor (e.g., Mali) countries. Industrialized country is “a term used by political scientists and economists to describe a country whose level of economic development ranks it somewhere between the developing and first-world classifications. These countries have moved away from an agriculture-based economy and into a more industrialized, urban economy.” According to Webster’s (1983), a democratic country is “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.” According to Polk, (2014) “both African-American and white children in Mississippi rank second to last among states for their composite score.” Mississippi is already beginning to feel the impact with low-skill, low pay jobs replacing those that were lost during the financial crisis. Factors that affect education in Mississippi are low birth-weight babies, children living in poverty, and children in single-parent families. However, Mississippi school districts provide support groups for dropout prevention, students who are struggling one or two grades behind their peers, maintain a data system that tracks students’ attendance, etc. Children are entitled to a free, quality basic education. Mexico’s education has many
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