Career Calling

January 13, 2012

Childish Labor Laws

Filed under: Commentary — claycerny @ 4:16 am
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Common Dreams has posted an excellent article by Michelle Chen that surveys states attempting to relax child labor laws.  I worked during high school.  So did most of my friends.  However, these laws are often looking to allow younger children to work and let them be paid less than the minimum wage. 

The same people who complain that schools are failing are proposing these laws.  Will children who work do better in school?  What is our priority as a nation?  Looking at these laws, the priority for some politicians seems to be driving down wages at whatever cost, even if it involves exploiting children and young people.

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