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  •  The man has no concept (1+ / 0-)
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    loblolly

    There are some 14 year olds that work because they have to already - They drop out of school, not for comic book money or to teach them the value of money -- But because their family doesn't have the means to support themselves, so they work under the table and go to school.

    This is from a man who has no idea what it is like to work - Oh yea, he is a HIStorian.

    •  Or they stay home to babysit while parents work (0+ / 0-)

      One of my brightest girl students was struggling to catch up because she missed an entire day of  school every Wednesday- she was babysitting with younger siblings while her mother worked cleaning houses for wealthy families.

      Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.- Molly Ivins

      by loblolly on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 06:02:25 AM PST

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