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July 1998

INTRODUCTION
Bordering the Future
Sidebars
Drawing the Line
Common Ground on the Chamizal
Focusing on the Border Region
Endnotes
THE ECONOMY
Growth Without Prosperity
Sidebar
The Benefits of Empowerment Zones
Endnotes
PUBLIC EDUCATION
Laying the Foundation
Sidebars
Terlingua High
Teaching Non-English Speakers
Bilingual Education: A Tale of Two States
Ivy League Texans
Open Enrollment, Better Grades in Ysleta ISD
Endnotes
HIGHER EDUCATION
Setting the Framework
Endnotes
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Higher Skills, Better Jobs
Endnotes
TRANSPORTATION
Stopped at the Border
Sidebars
Rolling Down to Monterrey
Border by Rail
Border by Boat
Endnotes
HOUSING
Homes of Our Own
Sidebars
Colonias: A Symptom, Not the Problem
What Does "Affordable Housing" Mean?
Housing Prices Reflect Production Costs
INFONAVIT: Worker Housing in Mexico
Proyecto Azteca: Sweat Equity
Endnotes
HEALTH
Chronic Conditions
Sidebars
A Tale of La Crema de Belleza
Visiting la Farmacia
Folk Medicine
Endnotes
ENVIRONMENT
Common Ground
Sidebars
El Cobalto
Senate Bill 1, A State Water Plan
Endnotes
CRIME
Line of Fire
Sidebar
Thirty-Nine Days of Terror
Endnotes
IMMIGRATION
Crossing the Line
Sidebars
Landmarks in U.S. Immigration Reform
Border Monument No. 1
Endnotes
GOVERNANCE
Who Decides?
Sidebars
Appalachian Regional Commission: After 35 Years
Texas-Mexico Initiatives
Endnotes
RECOMMENDATIONS Building Prosperity
THE BORDER Where We Stand
NEW! January 2001 Update
COMPTROLLER'S FORECAST Growth in Three Areas
   
Bibliography  
Acknowledgements  
Contributors  



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