Takeaway Listeners on Their Experiences as Working Children

Monday, December 26, 2011

Child laborers in Macon, Georgia in 1909 (Library of Congress/Wikipedia Commons)

Earlier this month, Newt Gingrich made a lot of headlines with his thoughts on child labor laws and his policy proposal to allow children as young as 9 years old to go to work. Takeaway listeners had a lot to say about this. Among them were Bill Arnott, from Columbia, South Carolina, and Carol, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who came on the show to their experience working as children through the prism of Gingrich's comments. (Carol asked The Takeaway not to use her last name.)


Carol and Bill Arnott

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