Accession Number : ADA555366


Title :   The Mexican Education System, the Keystone to Combatting Crime and Improving Economic Well-Being


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Barbara


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a555366.pdf


Report Date : 28 Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Increased attention must be directed toward Mexico due to the direct and immediate effects issues like Mexican migration, cross border drug control, and transnational organized crime have on U.S. national security. Two primary issues underpin these shared security issues: a weak economy and an inadequate education system. Accordingly, this paper posits a relationship between education, economic health, and crime. To be specific, by strengthening the education system, Mexico's economy will improve. Together, these conditions will augment the government's ability to counter criminal activity. Section 1 is a historical review of Mexico's education system and policies. Section 2 discusses the link between education and the economy. Section 3 discusses the links among education, the economy, and crime. The final section presents reasons why the United States should assist Mexico in the development of its national education policy. The author concludes with recommendations to bolster the Mexican education system.


Descriptors :   *CRIMES , *DRUG SMUGGLING , *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , *EDUCATION , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MEXICO , *POLICIES , BORDER SECURITY , HISTORY , ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS , INSTRUCTORS , NATIONAL SECURITY , QUALIFICATIONS , RURAL AREAS , SCHOOLS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE