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Illiteracy: The Downfall of American Society

Posted on September 19th, 2007 by essay

– Illiteracy is causing irreparable damage to our society. If you think that sounds like an exaggeration, you’re wrong. For proof, check out these illiteracy statistics. Illiteracy Statistics In a study of 20 ‘high income’ countries, the US ranked 12th on literacy tests. Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their child. A few other shocking facts: 50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level. 20 percent of Americans are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level. Nearly half of all Americans read so poorly that they cannot find a single piece of information when reading […]

World map through the eyes of Americans

Posted on July 18th, 2007 by essay

American youth are “geographic illiteracy.” That is the conclusion of passes correspondent RIA News, came columnist Argentine newspaper La Da “Andres Oppenheymer article on the study conducted by the National Geographic Society survey of young people aged 18 to 24 from around the world. The author finds that three out of every five young Americans could not find on the world map Japan or France, and even more-70% – failed to show even the location of Great Britain. With regard to Afghanistan, which was shown only 17% of respondents, or Israel, Iraq and Iran, which is on the map knows only one out of every ten young people of the United States, complained in an article. Incidentally, the same number […]

How Legal and Illegal Immigrants shaped the U.S. Economy?

Posted on March 17th, 2013 by essay

Considering the history, in the XVII century, about 175,000 British immigrated in colonial America. More than half of all European immigrants in colonial America during the 17 and 18 centuries have come as servants. In the mid-nineteenth century, the inflow was mainly from Northern Europe in the early twentieth century – mostly from Southern and Eastern Europe after 1965, mainly from Latin America and Asia. Native Americans were the first human inhabitants of the Americas, having reached that continent during the Pleistocene, a series of migrations from Siberia to Alaska across a land bridge that had formed on what is now the Bering Strait. Nomadic peoples, these early immigrants spread across the continent over several thousand years. The decimation of […]

Term Paper on Stimulus Proposal for Education

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by essay

The education in the USA traditionally confronted serious challenges and unsurpassable barriers because of the lack of funding and the lack of access to education for a considerable part of the American population. In such a situation, the education system is particularly vulnerable to the negative impact of the economic crisis which threatens to cut spending on education even more. Within the last couple of decades the state spending on education has increased substantially, but many specialists still argued that the system of public education is ineffective, while the state support and funding of schools and education system at large is absolutely ineffective. Nevertheless, today, the state funding and support of education seems to be the only possible way in […]

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Posted on September 9th, 2012 by essay

The medical experiments traditionally evoked a number of ethical issues since subjects involved in medical experiments exposed their health and life at risk for the sake of the effective treatment of other people. In such a situation, health care professionals should be particularly effective to needs of subjects and ethical issues involved in the experiment. However, in some cases, subjects remained unaware of potential risks and threats of the medical experiment they were involved in. In this respect, it is possible to refer to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which affected dramatically the life of hundreds of subjects involved in the experiment as well as the life of their heirs. At this point, it is important to lay emphasis on the […]