ERIC Number: ED484840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: 0
La Fronters: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Education Along the U.S.- Mexico Border
McRobbie, Joan; Villegas, Malia
This report points out that over the past decade, largely as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement, enormous growth has characterized the border economy on both the U.S. and Mexican sides. With job creation came a population surge. The boom has occurred without planning, however. It has led to jobs but not prosperity. Its results have included crises in housing and health care, a water shortage, environmental degradation and a rise in environmental health concerns, and infrastructure challenges, such as insufficient roadway and power systems.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, International Trade, Academic Achievement, Geographic Location, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.