Monday, July 27, 2015

Mathematics can reduce the prison population and better the education in California

It is simple math, and if we spent more time on the critical uses of math perhaps we would not have this problem:

“California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened one new campus. And although California's prison population has declined in recent years, the state's spending per prisoner has increased five times faster than its spending per K-12 student in the last two decades.”

“California has more than 130,000 prisoners, a huge increase from the state's 1980 prison population of about 25,000. Prisons cost California taxpayers close to $10 billion, compared with $604 million in 1980. While some say the additional spending is needed for rehabilitation services, they also note that the prisons are draining scarce funds from education and other key areas.”

Prison system = huge drain on society in so many ways

Education = increase of critical thinking skills (real education that is)

Society – Prison population = higher tax base

 This is just California…

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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