HHS245 W 1 Social Problems
HHS245 W 1 Social Problems fin571
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Date Created: 11/10/15
Social Problems 1 Brain drain we are losing our scientists engineers and critical thinkers en masse No social problems will be resolved without people who can critically address them For example the USDA eXpects to lose up to 70 of its veterinarians due to retirement within 15 25 years These are the people ensuring the safety of the nation39s food supply Very few are stepping up to take their place Promising young medical researchers are turning to China and India The nation39s school kids think science is too much like hard work We39ve made it extremely difficult for talented young scientists from other countries to get into ours And so on 2 Education education education It39s not about quotstandardsquot and test scores it39s about being able to apply knowledge and creating life long learners You39ll never teach someone every fact but you can steer them towards figuring out the facts for themselves In the push for memorization and having quotas for passing standardized test scores we39ve missed the point Entirely We turn off the best students and drive the best teachers to mediocrity 3 Misuse of soil and water resources We39re destroying the systems that sustain our agriculture aquaculture and biodiversity There39s going to be a big bill to pay down the road when the rain stops falling in our breadbasket 4 Poverty If you address the root causes of poverty you automatically create a situation that restores economic stability and human dignity Want to do something about immigration Ask what Latin America needs to address their crippling poverty which was CREATED by colonialism and greedy Western interests You reap what you sow I39ve heard Take a hard look at US foreign policy during the 190039s in Central America and then ask the really hard questions about why they39re mired in poverty Also ask why our brightest inner city children can39t afford entrance fees to get into college Ask why Native Americans have the highest suicide rates in America Ask why school lunch programs were cut to fund fighter jets 5 Malaria AIDS and malnutrition These 3 factors contribute more to world economic and social problems than just about any other 6 Misguided social policy We need to start asking questions about what works and what doesn39t We need to start thinking in spans of generation instead of election terms We need to start evaluating downstream effects of our policies and considering the human side of our progress Social Problems Nonprofit agency Florida Coalition for the Homeless httpwwwfchonlineorg The Florida Coalition for the homeless is an organization whose membership includes homeless advocates service providers members of the faith based community formerly homeless persons educators attorneys mental health professionals and many others statewide who are committed to putting an end and improving the conditions of persons living without shelter Providing education on homelessness issue Advocating for initiatives that help homeless people and against laws and ordinances that may harm them Networking with advocates throughout Florida on federal state and local issues
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