Chapter 5. Reversing Social and Economic Decline Through Support of Our School System by Volunteers

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314012.ch5

Proceedings of the Second Annual Society Lecture Series on Frontiers of Science and Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 11/12

Proceedings of the Second Annual Society Lecture Series on Frontiers of Science and Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (1994) Reversing Social and Economic Decline Through Support of Our School System by Volunteers, in Proceedings of the Second Annual Society Lecture Series on Frontiers of Science and Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 11/12 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314012.ch5

Author Information

  1. Consultant Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375204

Online ISBN: 9780470314012

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Keywords:

  • infrastructure;
  • education;
  • population;
  • alcoholism;
  • promiscuous

Summary

Our social infrastructure has been declining. Crime, drugs, welfare, school dropouts, single-parent families, teenage pregnancies, gangs, and other social problems worsen and will continue the decline of our society if we do not find solutions. Building more prisons, counseling centers, entombment teams, etc. will not solve the problem. Instead, we must address the roots of the problem. This paper discusses some of the roots of the problem and presents actions that can be accomplished through the existing school system with the cooperation of individuals, businesses, education, government, and organizations such as the American Ceramic Society.