But now, 45 of the languages has no fluent speakers at all, 17 have less than 5 speakers, and lastly 36 have only elderly speakers. There is not a single Native Indian American that speaks his/her native language for daily communication. The major linguistic decline of the Native Americans first started in the 1880s when children of the Natives are forced to be separated from their families to attend boarding schools in English Language. This is still an ongoing practice until now, where Native Indian Americans are immersed in an English language environment and are not taught in their own native languages. Also, Native Americans chose to stop speaking their languages due to the discrimination and abuse in schools if they speak them (Leanne Hinton).
Year Round School Year-Round School for grades K-12 would do nothing but deprive the children of their youth. I. Primary reason for supporters of year-round education have for switching from a traditional calendar is that they believe that year-round schooling can offer students a better education. a. It has been proven in the mid-90s by a Dr. Gary Peltier in the article (Year Round School is not a good Idea) that when the scores of year-round school students were compared to those of traditional calendar students, no significant difference was seen.
In 1934, the government passed legislation for the Johnson-O’Malley Act, giving states money to put Indians in their school systems. Before that, Indians could not go to public school because they didn’t pay property tax on their reservation land. In other words, Indians live freely on their land and get to go to public school. By 1970, the US census reported 44.6% of Indians living in major urban areas. This shows that the effort to help them join the US society was working.
About 1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty. Relative poverty is the condition of having fewer resources or less income than others within a society or country, or compared to worldwide averages. Dictionary.com has described poverty as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. As a group we have concluded that a person is consider in poverty when they cannot afford the basic necessities of life including: food, shelter, drinking water, and clothes.
There are abut 47 million people on food stamps. Also more than eighty percent of the people that are on food stamps have a monthly income that is below the poverty line( ). Food stamps have also taken a cut in how much money they give out. This has become a big problem because people on food stamps are already struggling enough as it is and then when the food stamp company takes more money away from a family it makes it even harder for them to get food and provide for their family. Food stamps are also not accepted everywhere.
Many ran out of money and ultimately lost their farms. It was reported that nearly 750,000 farms were lost through bankruptcy or sheriff sales. Those who were lucky enough to keep their land had to deal with a new problem that was named the “Dust Bowl”. (Newton, Page 707 & facts.randomhistory) With many losing homes and struggling for money divorce rates were at their all time low. However, that did not stop husbands from leaving their wives and families.
Around August of 2007, banks become afraid to loan money out due to the fact that they did not want to suffer from losing money yet again. “This led to the $700 billion bailout, and bankruptcies or government nationalization of Bear Stearns, AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, IndyMac Bank, and Washington Mutual. By December 2008, employment was declining faster than in the 2001 recession.”(useconomy.com). With so many foreclosures on houses, many americans were either homeless, or had bought a cheap apartment to keep them from being homeless. Because of the recession, and bad economic, many Americans have no jobs, and barely have a house.
The parents are suffering similar problems ranging from depression and hypertension to post-traumatic stress syndrome” (Levine 1). These are the region's poorest families and they are still unable to find jobs to replace the ones they lost after the August 2005
\The Rise of Hunger at the Los Angeles County Area Though it is a sad truth, U.S. citizens in the Los Angeles County are not being ale to eat, causing hunger. Author Alexandra Zavis's article from LA Times, “Hunger touches more than 1.7 million in Los Angeles.” Zavis had claimed that definite amount of people cannot afford to feed themselves or their kids. Study that found, most people are struggling and cannot offer plentiful food for a healthy lifestyle for all the household members because of the qualifications of getting federal nutrition welfares. Zavis says more than half of Californians do not qualify for food stamps by the low income families that argue to what they can make on the end of the days, one of the examples Zavis explains
At the same time the number of similar educated Americans who were unemployed reached 1 million, and another 1.5 million dropped out the work force. (Krikorian 140). These statistics are alarming, and so is the fact that the Mexico government is not doing much to help out its own people. Mexico is not taking responsibility for its emigrants in the U.S. People are leaving because they cannot support themselves or their families on the small wages that they work for. A mis perception of Mexico is that it is poor and somewhat of a third world country.