Big changes for 2015
We're moving to a new room at the Sierra 2 Center for our Point of View lectures (2791 24th St., now we'll be in the Garden Room, where the Marxist School started out years ago) ... mostly still on the Third Thursday, but in April there will be two events (and three speakers!), and we don't know yet about March and May.
In 2015, only through March, we are shifting the Tuesday discussions to the Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95820. The discussions will be on the second and third Tuesdays (not second and fourth) for January, February and March. Please watch for details on our classes page.
Thursday, February 19, 2015, William E. Myers, PhD, "Should Children Work?"
Sierra 2 Center 2791 24th Street, Sacramento — Garden Room
Myers is retired from a career at the United Nations, where he worked with UNICEF and the International Labor Office on child protection policies and programs. He is an associate in the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.
His talk examines the idea prevalent in most countries that education and children's economic participation are incompatible, and that school-aged children should therefore be obliged to attend school and prohibited from engaging in work. However, a different policy, one seeking to reconcile children's work and education so that children can fit both into their lives, may ultimately be more beneficial for children and society, The fact that various models for combining education. and work are available in practice suggests that such a policy can be successfully implemented.
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