The answer is “yes!” The Mexican educational system has struggled for many years with giving children a good education. The attitude toward education is, “ Those born to be poor needed no schooling for it was thought they would be better farmers if they didn’t know to much.” Although in recent years the influence of humanism has changed the focus of education. Curriculums were broadened to include history, literature, and languages. The purpose of this of this paper will be to discuss Mexico’ As it digs itself out from under tremendous losses suffered as the result of overextension during the oil boom of the 1970s, Mexico is on the verge of a new economic boom thanks in part to the United States. Many hope that included in this new age of growth will be the country's educational system, for the government's role in recent years has continued to fall short of the population's demands as witnessed in the growing cycle of poverty.
Even though an abundant number of people do not appreciate it, the need for the expatriate has not disappeared; thus making the U.S take further measures. To instigate, Immigration dates back to the premature twentieth century. Mexicans brought inexpensive labor to America after World War I. At that time immigration was not illegal. Manual labor was needed; Mexican governments allowed the exports of Mexican for labor in order for U.S soldiers to fight over seas.
Over 15 million Americans became jobless during the great depression and many were left homeless because they could not afford to keep the payments of the houses they had rented out. Some people were left with almost nothing and committed suicide because of this. The great depression really was a depressing time for most Americans. The depression caused people to become migrant workers, they had to leave home to find work. Families were split up and many men and women became very lonely.
As you can see, the issue of the border relating to immigration has never been straightforward. Instead of enforcing the laws of our country, exceptions were made during times of war which created problems that could not be overturned. Now we have illegal immigrants in our nation and any action is opposed by some special interest group. One of those groups is the Mexican government. Since the 1980's, and most prominently recently, the Mexican government has opposed our restriction of the border because their working class far overflows the few low paying jobs offered in the country.
Mortgages and rent payments could not be met, so people were moving into 'Hoovervilles'. These were 'shanty towns', nicknamed after Herbert Hoover, who was president at the time of the Wall Street crash. Even people who had expensive cars, etc, before now had nothing, some were even unable to pay for a bus fare. People with jobs and profitable companies even lost out because 5,000 banks went bust and the financial system virtually collapsed. Farmers suffered greatly, thousands of families who farmed had to sell their farms as it became uneconomical to grow crops.
“In twentieth-century America the history of poverty begins with most working people living on the edge of destitution, periodically short of food, fuel, clothing, and shelter” (Poverty in 20th Century America). Poverty possesses the ability to completely degrade a person, as well as a family, but it can also make that person and family stronger. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, a family of immigrants has to live in severe poverty in Packingtown, a suburb of Chicago. The poverty degrades the family numerous times, and even brings them close to death. Originally the family has each other to fall back on, but eventually members of the family must face numerous struggles on their own, including “hoboing it” and becoming a prostitute.
Charles Dickens had first hand experience of poverty; his parents were imprisoned for a year for being offenders of the poor laws- they hadn't enough money to support their family and got into debt, which they couldn't pay. So Charles spent most of his time walking around the dirty back streets of London, where he witnessed a great deal of poor people who had been reduced to criminals, prostitutes and beggars who lived surrounded by poverty, disease and abandoned children whose parents were either dead or not able to look after their offspring financially. The vast division in society of lower and upper classes influenced Dickens to write to tell other people what the conditions for the poor were really like. He had to be subtle; he didn't want to alienate his upper class audience. So he wrote a novel, revolving around memorable characters and places to entertain his audience.
The Haitian people are worried stiff day-to-day where the basic needs of; clean water, food and shelter are going to come from. The heartbreak and devastation that takes place during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was an “estimate of some three million people were affected-nearly one-third of the country’s total population’ (Paliardy) bringing the country into more poverty than before the earthquake. Looking at Edwards photo and the body language and background of the story people were cold and selfish. Taking money out of Fabienne’s lifeless hand, poking and moving her body around and looking at her with no emotion at all. Fabienne’s death is a picture of an unsafe corrupt environment “not from nature’s violence” which would be the earthquake “but from human action.’ (Carroll) With the unwise decision to shoot a gun in air bringing chaos under control, to the people previously living in poor conditions in homes that are poorly built and slum conditions.