Should Kids Work as Janitors?

Newt Gingrich
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Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said that New York City’s public school custodians, who clean and repair schools, should be fired and poor kids should take their jobs to earn money and learn the value of work. He argues that this would help stop poverty. Although Child Labor Laws prevent children younger than 14 from working unless they are helping their parents, babysitting or have a newspaper route, Gingrich has called these laws “truly stupid.” What do YOU think?

4 thoughts on “Should Kids Work as Janitors?”

  1. I think that this is a truly terrible idea. True, it may help poverty. But those laws were made to help us. Also, by firing the janitors, thousands of people will be out of work. But kids should do their part in cleaning up the school. Don’t leave tables a mess!

  2. I think that if Gingrich says poor kids should work as janitors because they would get money why can’t he just donate money instead?

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