She doesn't believe that the 50's should be taken 'literally' because from the 50's there were changes in values that caused racism and sexism discrimination against women. Many of the existing social problems could have been avoided or ignored. Racial conflict was intense in many places, but many suburbs were exclusively white. The poverty rate was higher than today, but at least it was falling. Teenagers had more babies than they do now, but access to good jobs-even with only a high school education-enabled young men to marry their pregnant girlfriends.
The most obvious form of political participation is, of course, voting- usually through general elections and referendums. However, the percentage of people who voted in a general election dropped from 83% in 1984 to 72% in 2000, and only 65% of people voting in the 2010 general election. This may well be due to a lack of interest in modern politics, or the feelings that your vote will not have a great impact on the outcome of the election, or a distrust of many of the politicians standing for election. In addition, Crewe’s survey of young people in Britain found that 80% of British pupils engaged in little or no discussion of political affairs at home. If the height of interaction between young people and politics is so limited, it seems doubtful that the political interest of tomorrow will be any better than the political interest of today.
The other main weakness facing this new team is a potential lack of interest. Based on the survey results acquired by the team, only 38% of the local community would consider themselves “baseball fans”. On top of this, 72% of the local community has not been to a professional sporting event in the last year, and 83% have never been to a minor league game. This could end up being a major issue for the Nor’easters if they can’t get some excitement going and stir up a
The percentage of blacks eligible for admissions for UCLA has doubled in recent year, yet fewer than one hundred blacks are expected to enroll this fall. The reason is that there is too much weight in admissions based on the SAT (Rogers). Blacks make up for most of the students in urban districts and these districts usually have low funding. The SAT does not discriminate based on gender, race, or economic status, but universities also do not know the other factors contributing to the student’s score. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has made the SAT a requirement for clearing at the division I and II levels.
Immigration is considered a serious issue in the United States today. Opinions of U.S citizens on immigration are divided. Although there is a division in personal opinion, the Washington Post/ ABC poll mentioned above suggested that a majority of Americans do not think that sending illegal immigrants home or punishing them will solve the problem of illegal immigration, and a more comprehensive solution requiring further understanding of the situation is needed. The Census Bureau estimates the US population will grow from 281 million in 2000 to 397 million in 2050 with the expected rate of immigration, but only to 328 million with zero immigration. "If we have zero immigration with today's low birthrates the American population would eventually
Children coming from little advantage miss out on an amount of things. One being education, coming from a low income schooling system that means that the education is not always up to par. Children that attend these schools will not be academically prepared for college if they do not have the skills they need. Coming from a low income schooling system where there are not enough books to go around and things of that matter are sometimes not skillfully prepared for furthering their education. Children are hindered by these kinds of schools, teachers and peers lay a big role in the children’s lives.
Between 1945 and 1997, electoral turnout was between 71% and 83%. However, every election from 2001 has seen the lowest turnout since 1945, with a record low being 59% in 2001. The decline in electoral turnout certainly suggests a decline in interest and participation in politics. Voter apathy is on the rise – in 2001, ITV reported that 70% of viewers showed little or no interest in the publication of election results – while party identification figures are falling. The percentage of people with ‘very strong’ identification with either of the two main parties was a low 13% in 2001.
This does not mean that the agency always releases clear or truthful information to the public in their yearly reports. For instance, the number of poor people increased by four million between 1989 and 1997 despite the information the bureau released of a decrease in the overall poverty rate from 1996 to 1997. In addition, nothing was said about the truth that the Hispanic poor accounted for almost three quarters of the aforementioned four million increase in America’s poor (2). Millions and millions of immigrants come to America looking for a better opportunity, but the reality is that mostly these people are uneducated, usually already poor, have high fertility rates and ultimately their American dream remains a dream. They drain the resources of our economy for the chance to live in and create poverty; all we get in return is cheap, foreign labor.
The American educational system has been at large for the past 40 years. Sadly the only growing correlation I can see with supportive information to back-up my theory is the growing number of poverty in America. The link between poverty and the decline in educational achievement in America is very rarely looked at in the educational system. Many years of numerous academic research show that poor children, or those born to parents who are rather poorly educated also, don’t do as well in school as those students who are raised in a middle-class house. Americas problem of poverty is too big to be ignored in the world, as it has the highest poverty rate in the entire western region of the globe with 22%.
This type of range voting appears to have less serious drawbacks than plurality, IRV and the Borda count, but it has not been used for political elections. Tied political elections in the United States have led to costly runoffs and ballot recounts. For instance, the 2008 United States Senate election in Minnesota cost the state over $12 million. In this report, the results of simulations that counted the frequency of tied elections for plurality, instant runoff voting and range voting are presented. It is found