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Question: Should Teens Work Or Enjoy Themselves?

Item: Teenagers delay getting jobs: Many just have way too much to do/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-Review

More Info: Teenagers’ participation in the work force has been steadily dropping since 1978, when nearly half of all 16- and 17-year-olds had jobs, or were actively looking for work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This year, 30 percent of teens are working or seeking jobs. Teens’ crowded schedules appear to be contributing to the decline. With so many activities to choose from, some parents are putting a lower priority on their kids landing that minimum-wage job.

Question: Should teens learn responsibility by holding a minimum-wage, part-time job? Or should they be allowed to have as much fun and school involvement as they can?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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