More money spent doesn’t translate to better educational outcomes. In fact, American education is huge with problems, starting with the gaping amount of differences between white students and students of color: There is more than 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education, school systems in the
“The statewide average for dropouts in Maine has increased from 2.89% to 5.42% from the span of 2001-2006”, and it is increasing ever since. This article shows the average of all Maine dropouts within this time frame and it’s drastically increasing in a very short amount of time. This shows the federal guidelines of the dropout rate.
This article is on the Maine state government website under the department of education. This outlines the laws put in place to prevent bullying and cyberbullying. “Maine has taken important steps to assess and improve school climate and culture, particularly in the areas of bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment, in order to assure that students are learning in a positive and respectful school environment.”
After a state-wide police operation in 2015, police discovered how heroin was coming in to Maine, it wasn’t, it was coming out. “There was a time in Maine where you would see heroin smuggled in that was packaged for sale,” McKinney said. “That day is no longer. Now we see bulk heroin, and it’s being milled and packaged here. There’s simply more money to be made than in the saturated Greater New York market, and the dealers know that.” Due to the increased demand, Maine has become a hotspot for illegal drug production.
“Muslims experience a big range of discrimination, including verbal harassment, hate speech, violent attacks, and religious profiling”. This has always been a problem with the fear of Muslims because of how they are portrayed to the World. 9/11 is also one of the biggest reasons for this problem. People will stereotype Muslims because of that incident. ODIHR works with OSCE in participating States to develop educational policies to fight hostility toward Muslims, and provides training on hate crimes for NGOs working in this area.
This page describes the multiple natural disasters that the Red Cross will aid the victims of. “No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.” This shows how hurricane Katrina affected emergency services forever. In Zeitoun, there was very little relief for the survivors of the hurricane due to the lack of services at the time.
The Flinders university has made this page for the reason of racial discrimination on its campus. They said,”Racism has the effect of impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of any right or freedom available within the University.” They go to label the types of racism that can happen and where it may occur. Flinders University shows what happens to the campus if the racism continues, all the negative consequences towards: students, teachers and the university. They did this to encourage a unbiased place to learn and if it does happen, where to go and get help.
This article shows the increase of gang violence in all 50 states over the past couple years, it’s increasing for unknown reasons. “Despite the steady growth in the number and size of gangs across the United States and the criminal behavior and violence they spawn, little is known about the dynamics that drive gangs and how to best combat their growth.” It’s connected to the racial questions because gangs could end up starting a racial bias in certain places. This website shows simple solutions that could lower the popularity of gangs in communities.
The PDF is by the U.S Government on how people of different ethnicity should be treated during times of tension. After three decades of tensions of people thinking their rights are overlooks. “The CRS approach to measuring tension and civil disorder risk levels has been developed over nearly three decades of experience in helping communities avoid, resolve, and recover from racial tension and violence.” This connects to Zeitoun because he was treated wrongly by the soldiers, with being called a terrorist and jailed. Even kathy being stared at by random strangers for her hijab, as well as family.