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Social Problems

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Scott Wohlers

on 5 May 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea 1 in 4 female teenagers in the United States has at least 1 STD

(Centers for Disease Control, 2008) For African American females it is 1 in 2

(Centers for Disease Control, 2008) Prison Population Rates per 1,000 of the Population

1 United States of America 753
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 660
3 Russian Federation 609
4 Rwanda 593
5 Virgin Islands (USA) 561

Number of Prisoners

1 United States of America 2,304,115
2 China 1,565,771
3 Russian Federation 862,300
4 Brazil 469,546
5 India 376,396

(International Centre for Prison Studies at Kings College London, 2010

“Schooling significantly reduces the probability of incarceration or arrest.”

(Lochner & Moretti, 2004) A 1% increase in graduation rates could result in savings of as much as 1.4 billion.

(Lochner & Moretti, 2004)
15.8 % of households in the United States with children were food insecure in 2007.

(United Stated Department of Agriculture, 2009)
Less than half of these households included at least one adult with an education beyond high school.

(United States Department of Agriculture, 2009)
The Adolescent Family Life Act began promoting abstinence programs in 1981. In 1996 federal funding for abstinence only programs in schools increased dramatically under Section 510 of the Social Security Act of 1996.

(Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006)
Poverty Hunger Education Jobs Health Prison
Structure 100% of third graders at Promise Academies I and II tested at or above grade level on the math exam, outperforming their peers in New York State, New York City, District 5, and black and white students throughout the state

http://www.hcz.org/our-results/by-the-numbers In English and Language Arts (ELA), over 93% of Promise Academy I third graders tested at or above grade level, outperforming New York State, New York City and District 5 peers, as well as black and white students in New York State.

http://www.hcz.org/our-results/by-the-numbers In 2008, 93% of Promise Academy High School ninth graders passed the statewide Algebra Regents exam.

http://www.hcz.org/our-results/by-the-numbers HCZ now has about 600 students in college and the 2009-10 freshman class received more than $6.3 million in scholarships.

http://www.hcz.org/our-results/by-the-numbers Why does the Harlem Children’s Zone work?
The difference between what and why. Education Health Prison Hunger Jobs Poverty Hunger Jobs Education Health Poverty Jobs Health Education Hunger
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