The government is allowing immigrants to enter the country with less than satisfactory education skills. Nearly 31 percent of foreign born residents over the age of twenty-five are without a high school diploma, compared to just 10 percent of native-born residents. Immigrants trail behind natives in college attendance. It wouldn’t make sense to grant permanent legal status and full job market to millions of unskilled immigrants. Journalist Sonia Nazario states, “Those harderst hit by the influx of immigrants are disadvantaged native-born minorities who don’t have a high school degree”(536).
The student to teacher ratio for primary schools in Bolivia is 22 to one among the 14, 504 primary schools, however about one in seven children do not complete it. In 2004, according to The Statesman’s Yearbook the Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, (Turner, pg. 216) the rate of attendance for primary education was 79.5% in 2004. Children in rural places have it much harder than those in urban areas. Many schools don’t have bilingual education, which causes many students to drop out.
Economy of Immigration By Tiffany Gilliam Macroeconomics Mr. Toney Introduction United states immigration and nearly tripled since the 1990’s. Although the countries population has more than doubles, the total number of immigrants including illegal immigrants is about the same as or less than the number then. The foreign-born population of the United States concludes 8.5 percent of the total population, which is drastically lower than the percentage--13 percent or higher--during the period from 1860 to 1930. Immigrants fail to increase the rate of unemployment among Native Americans, even among minority, female, and low-skill workers. The effect of immigration on wages is negative for some of these special groups and positive for others.
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.
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.
Every day more people die in America than are born. Any increases in population since 1972 have been due to immigration.2 The sociological perils we face are not those of population explosion, but population reduction. The Population Research Institute agrees, and concluded, “Our long-term problem is not too many children, but too few children.”3 The legalization of abortion resulted in a drastic reduction of the number of children in this country. By 1980 there were 6.5 million fewer school-age children in America than just a decade earlier. This required the closing of nine-thousand elementary schools.4 Legalized abortion has resulted in over 46 million fewer taxpayers in America to support the elderly.
Even though there are a lot of Universities offering bachelor degree, only 10.35% of the populations earns it. And 73.31% of the population is not even enrolled in school. 35.88% completed high school, making this the highest level of education that people have. This makes Oklahoma’s intellectual wellness poor, because young people is not receiving the information they need in order to succeed in
In the United States a high school graduate earns 43% more than someone without a diploma, a college graduate earns 150% or one and half times more. Earning potential is low for dropouts, but the prospect of employment is not guaranteed, the unemployment rate for dropouts is 63% higher than it is for graduates according to the Bureau of Labor statistics (Statistics, 2007). Educators are aware that dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages, engage in criminal activity, have a higher need for public assistance, be single parents and have children at a younger age. An estimated 75% of state prison inmates and 59% of federal inmates are dropouts, and raising the graduation rate by one percent the U.S. would save $1.4 billion annually in cost related to crime and criminal activity, according to U.S Department of Justice (Justice, 2002). Raising the graduation rate is an objective that educators, legislators, parents, students, employers and all community members must be vigilant in
The Unites States consists of 68% White Families (Lamanna & Riedmann p37). The non-Hispanic White Family composed of a married couple and less likely to have family members extending beyond the nuclear family living with them. White families have lower fertility rates than Blacks and Hispanic Families and have no children under the age of 18 years living at home. White women are less like to become teenage mothers than Blacks and Hispanic women. 76% of White children reside with both parents in relations to 63% of Hispanics and 35% of Black children.
Another 9.7 million are non-citizens, but the Census Bureau does not distinguish in its estimate between documented and undocumented migrants. It has been estimated that nearly one fifth of the uninsured population is able to afford insurance, almost one quarter is eligible for public coverage, and the remaining 56% need financial assistance (8.9% of all Americans). An estimated 5 million of those without health insurance are considered "uninsurable" because of pre-existing conditions The costs of treating the uninsured must often be absorbed by providers as charity care, passed on to the insured via cost-shifting and higher health insurance premiums, or paid by taxpayers through higher taxes. Since people who lack health insurance are unable to obtain timely medical care, they have a 40 percent higher risk of death in any given year than those with health insurance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study estimated that in 2005 in the United States, there were 45,000 deaths associated with lack of health insurance.