Farm Chores Debate - Atlanta, GA

Discuss the national Farm Chores debate in Atlanta, GA.

Should we regulate farm chores as child labor, or should it be up to the parents?

Atlanta wants to let parents decide.
It's up to the ...
 
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“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#1 Apr 27, 2012
It should be up to the parents. The government needs to stay out of private lives, and private business.
wassup

Cedartown, GA

#2 Apr 27, 2012
Rednecks farmers needs to do they owe work they kids is got friends to be with and sports to play.Give the jobs to immigrates who like to do farm work .President Obama and the democrats needs to stop child abuse by stoping child slave labor.Vote Obama 2012 and foever.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#3 Apr 27, 2012
Finally, the President took my advice.

“To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/amid-nation...

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#4 Apr 27, 2012
Working on a farm as a kid isn't slave labor. Wassup, you sound like you're a disgruntled kid who resents having to do chores on your daddy's farm. Grow up -- you own a part of that farm, and your payments are helping to work it. Do you have clothes? Shoes? Food on the table? Able to go have fun every now and then, with money you either earn or get from your parents?

Then you're enjoying the profits from working on the farm. You're learning you don't get anything for free in this world.

So shut up and go water the chickens.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#6 Apr 27, 2012
I was the head weed puller/hoer and bean/pea picker/sheller, not to mention taking care of my horses and my mother's chickens (which I hated doing -- I figured I didn't eat the eggs and we never killed them to eat, so why did I have to take care of them).

Didn't hurt me one tiny bit, taught me you don't get something for nothing, and I unconsciously learned all about growing your own food.

Which I do now, quite happily. I loved growing up on a farm.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#7 Apr 27, 2012
Learning/teaching life skills is hard work whether they are farm sills or other type of life skills. The reason so many like wassup are on welfare is their family never loved them enough to teach them the skills needed to succeed in life or wassup was not mentally equipped to learn those life skills.
Stan

Macon, GA

#8 Apr 27, 2012
I don't live on a farm, but I do have 4 acres. I have not mowed my grass, or performed much maintenance in 2 years, because I have 2 boys ages 14 and 17. I keep my kids pretty busy doing things around the house. The way I see it is; I work sometimes 60 hours a week to provide for my family, so there is nothing wrong with making them earn their allowances.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#9 Apr 27, 2012
Yup. I had to work for my allowance, too -- not counting my regular chores. Those were what I was expected to do, just because I was a member of the family.

Nothing wrong with making a kid work (and work hard!) for their allowance. My son had to, and it didn't hurt him one little bit.
wassup

Cedartown, GA

#10 Apr 28, 2012
Peoples who makes they kids work is taking away they time to play football basket ball and be a big money player like mike jordon. Give the farm jobs to peoples who like to work in the hot sun today kids can make more money on unemplyement than they can doing red neck farmer work . President Obama is right to stop the child abuse of farm slave labor . Vote Obama 2012 and foever.the poor peoples president

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#11 Apr 28, 2012
Ah, I see. You're just an anti-Obama troll. You really should do some reading, Obama doesn't support this regulation.

Now run along before we have you go do the milking and clean out the stalls.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#12 Apr 28, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Ah, I see. You're just an anti-Obama troll. You really should do some reading, Obama doesn't support this regulation.
Now run along before we have you go do the milking and clean out the stalls.
He did support it, but after listening to my advice, he saw the light and filpped to the right.
Tuscon Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#14 May 7, 2012
Maybe if this one had a few farm chores to do he might not have killed this elderly couple.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/07/beating-...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#15 May 7, 2012
Some children incorporate different modalities for cognitive experiences in order for the children to internalize, master, function with the skill in the real world, and be able to regurgitate the mastery of that skill by marking a test item unaided on an answer sheet. Some respond to learning sills best by doing utilizing a hands on method. Some with lower than average mentality find process difficult and respond to a hands on approach to skill mastery. Educators are aware of this difference and allow for it as seen in the following information. Notice there is a direct correlation between the percentage of black children in a school system and the lower the mean test score on the test given to allow a child to qualify for AP classes. This would show many of these children would show a need for learning by doing rather than by abstract learning.

Nationally, 56 percent of AP exams taken by the high school class of 2011 earned a 3 or higher, but there are wide disparities. The mean score is 3.01 for white students and 1.94 for blacks. In New Hampshire, almost three-quarters of exams earn a 3 or higher; in Mississippi, it's under a third. In the District of Columbia, more than half of exams score a 1.

The preparation of children for the children's success in their future is the responsibility of their parents. Some choose different methods, such as private schools, tutors, etc. One of he best teaching tools is learning by doing, and this is how children guided by their parents learn by doing which is working on a farm.

People posting negative comments relative to the merits of allowing parents to have their children help with farm chores are attacking a great proven teaching tool, or are the kind of people who just don't care about the success of their children.

Since: Jul 12

Suwanee, GA

#16 Jul 10, 2012
I worked on my granparents farm every summer. It taught me appreciation and respect for a hard days work! Anyone who's grown up on a farm knows EVERYONE pitches in and it's NOT chores, it's earning your keep!

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