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T S Justly Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:53 PM
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27. School is for studyin'', home is for chores and church is for...

Seriously, has our respect for education and the educated person eroded to the point
where students are diverted from studies to toil like workhouse orphans?
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  -Okay, hands up: Who here on DU is in favor of unpaid child labor? RandomKoolzip  Dec-04-11 07:54 PM   #0 
  - Yes, because children cleaning their desks is child labor. LOL. nt  Bonobo   Dec-04-11 07:58 PM   #1 
  - But it's not about children cleaning their desks lol  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 07:58 PM   #2 
  - Well it depends. What ARE we talking about then? nt  Bonobo   Dec-04-11 07:59 PM   #3 
  - Children replacing janitors.  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 08:02 PM   #8 
     - My OP was prompted by the issue being brought up but is a counter to Gingrich not an agreement.  Bonobo   Dec-04-11 08:06 PM   #11 
        - No. I don't see it because it makes no sense.  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 08:08 PM   #12 
           - Binary thinking. Suspicion Paranoia. Lack of cultural flexibility. nt  Bonobo   Dec-04-11 08:10 PM   #14 
              - Oh well.  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 08:11 PM   #15 
              - Or maybe someone who just knows the American school system a bit too well..  Fumesucker   Dec-04-11 08:15 PM   #17 
  - It's not about rolling on the floor laughing...  ellisonz   Dec-04-11 08:00 PM   #5 
  - Oh, fun-NEE. Considering you are insisting on NOT being accurate re: Gingrich's ideas.  WinkyDink   Dec-04-11 08:00 PM   #6 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 08:03 PM   #10 
     - self delete.  ret5hd   Dec-05-11 07:43 AM   #58 
  - no children should not be forced to into manual labor.  boston bean   Dec-04-11 08:00 PM   #4 
  - I'm fine with it.  Prism   Dec-04-11 08:02 PM   #7 
  - OMG! You are New Gingrich!!!!  Bonobo   Dec-04-11 08:08 PM   #13 
  - I have not yet dumped someone during cancer treatments.  Prism   Dec-04-11 08:22 PM   #20 
     - You have a cold heart. They probably hate french fries to this day.  gtar100   Dec-05-11 02:35 AM   #41 
        - They weren't very good fries.  Prism   Dec-05-11 03:22 AM   #45 
  - I wouldn't have any problem with it myself except for two things..  Fumesucker   Dec-04-11 08:12 PM   #16 
  - Agreed. I like the Japanese system Bonobo cited.  Prism   Dec-04-11 08:21 PM   #19 
  - I think that kids should participate more. But Newt's not modeling on the Japanese system.  ehrnst   Dec-05-11 08:44 AM   #67 
  - Yep  freshwest   Dec-05-11 01:49 AM   #38 
  - The hard work they're sent to school for is to get an education.  polly7   Dec-04-11 10:12 PM   #29 
  - Teamwork, collective responsibility, and caring for one's environment aren't educational issues?  Prism   Dec-05-11 03:21 AM   #44 
     - Ofgs.  polly7   Dec-05-11 03:47 AM   #47 
        - We have differing views of what constitutes education.  Prism   Dec-05-11 04:08 AM   #48 
           - Character building comes with pride in learning, not pride in doing the  polly7   Dec-05-11 04:35 AM   #49 
           - It's unfortunate that child labor is the only valid way to learn those traits..  LanternWaste   Dec-05-11 11:16 AM   #69 
              - We really need to get a handle on what "child labor" is.  Prism   Dec-05-11 11:18 AM   #70 
                 - I would imagine the current U.S. Code defines it..  LanternWaste   Dec-05-11 11:22 AM   #71 
  - LOL  Skittles   Dec-04-11 10:12 PM   #30 
  - Not particularly interested in Newt  Prism   Dec-05-11 03:20 AM   #43 
  - IMVHO...  laylah   Dec-05-11 07:54 AM   #61 
  - Gingrich can eat massive amounts of shit for that one.  Initech   Dec-04-11 08:03 PM   #9 
  - NO.  Texasgal   Dec-04-11 08:16 PM   #18 
  - it's me. i'm the poster who supports child slavery.  BOG PERSON   Dec-04-11 08:24 PM   #21 
  - I just made my daughters help put up Christmas lights ... I could have hired some one else ...  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 08:27 PM   #22 
  - Maybe you'll luck out and some teacher will tell her there's no Santa Claus?  XanaDUer   Dec-05-11 05:07 AM   #50 
     - I saw those threads .... that teacher isn't a very good teacher.  JoePhilly   Dec-05-11 08:04 AM   #63 
  - bring back chimney-sweeps for crying out loud!!1111!  dionysus   Dec-04-11 08:27 PM   #23 
  - I am if it's my kids in my house.  Old Troop   Dec-04-11 08:32 PM   #24 
  - No.  Starry Messenger   Dec-04-11 08:34 PM   #25 
  - I call that "chores". So yes. (nt)  Nye Bevan   Dec-04-11 08:34 PM   #26 
  - School is for studyin'', home is for chores and church is for...  T S Justly   Dec-04-11 08:53 PM   #27 
  - "It's a hard-knock life for us!"  XanaDUer   Dec-05-11 05:10 AM   #51 
  - No to Newt. Kids have a full-time job at school already, learning how to get a job later. Newt...  freshwest   Dec-04-11 09:59 PM   #28 
  - No. And the fastest way to end child labour is to open up trade around  applegrove   Dec-04-11 10:45 PM   #31 
  - The rich countries will simply exploit the poor countries  krispos42   Dec-04-11 10:49 PM   #32 
     - Ghana and Kenya have a growing middle class in the last 10 years. They  applegrove   Dec-04-11 10:51 PM   #33 
        - Trade is good when responsibly done.  krispos42   Dec-04-11 11:53 PM   #34 
  - Start at the top. When ALL the rich are laboring in the fields, THEN employ the children.  saras   Dec-05-11 12:04 AM   #35 
  - I am in favor of my kids doing unpaid labor......  Marrah_G   Dec-05-11 12:07 AM   #36 
  - I think they should be getting an education instead of mopping floors.  Incitatus   Dec-05-11 12:09 AM   #37 
  - You're not  XanaDUer   Dec-05-11 05:45 AM   #52 
  - NO nt  Raine   Dec-05-11 01:56 AM   #39 
  - Kids should be allowed to be kids  MichaelMcGuire   Dec-05-11 02:14 AM   #40 
  - Especially, HIV+ blood cleanups, and bacteria laden vomit. Think of the savings.  Festivito   Dec-05-11 03:00 AM   #42 
  - Just say no to Newt  unionworks   Dec-05-11 03:34 AM   #46 
  - Nope.  LWolf   Dec-05-11 07:15 AM   #53 
  - While this is NOT the same thing, I know a progressive school where kids did some cleaning.  ehrnst   Dec-05-11 07:21 AM   #54 
  - "I think that the labor movement might have more support if more of what they did was understood"  TBF   Dec-05-11 07:43 AM   #57 
     - I don't think that 99% understand labor - a significant portion believes the lies of the 1%. (nt)  ehrnst   Dec-05-11 08:42 AM   #65 
        - True that the bougie do not understand - but that is at most 20%  TBF   Dec-05-11 10:45 AM   #68 
  - That would be a "no" with Ted Stevens-type emphasis. n/t  Scuba   Dec-05-11 07:25 AM   #55 
  - Poor kids ALREADY labor. The rich ones are the ones who need to learn about hard work.  Lyric   Dec-05-11 07:35 AM   #56 
  - I support it  OmahaBlueDog   Dec-05-11 07:46 AM   #59 
  - Hear hear!!  guitar man   Dec-05-11 07:54 AM   #62 
  - Long as they're my kids, and they're working for me, I'm all for it!!!  Iggo   Dec-05-11 07:52 AM   #60 
  - I'm gonna posit this question to my colleague who claims to be a conservative.  CTyankee   Dec-05-11 08:05 AM   #64 
  - If a teenager wants to come clean my house I won't object however...  LynneSin   Dec-05-11 08:43 AM   #66 

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