Plugged In: Should 12 Year Olds Work?
If the governor of Maine had his way, children as young as 12 would be allowed to work.
According to the Portland Press Herald, Gov. Paul LePage said Maine is not using one of it’s most valuable resources — it’s youth.
“There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old,” LePage said.
According to the Portland Press Herald, Maine law requires students who want to work before they reach the age of 16 to get a work permit from their school superintendent and meet other requirements.
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