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  • Should children be allowed to work in sawmills

    03/05/2005 1:17:09 PM PST · by flixxx · 42 replies · 1,350+ views
    Creators ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | John Stossel
    Should children be allowed to work in sawmills? What if they're Amish? Under federal law, anyone under 18 is forbidden to work in a sawmill. Well, almost anyone. Last year, Congress declared it permissible for a 14-year-old to work in a sawmill if a statute or court ruling exempts him from having to attend school past the eighth grade. That's code for "if he's Amish," and in case you don't get the message, the statute specifies that such a person must be supervised by "an adult member of the same religious sect or division." So if an Amish parent wants...