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):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

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, Mexicos economy will improve. Together, these conditions will augment the governments ability to counter criminal activity. Section 1 is a historical review of Mexicos 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE