Child Labor and “School”

Here’s a risky opinion. 

What do you call it when a child labors an 8-hour day solving problems, doing clerical work, responding to the direction of bosses, and keeping zero cash? 

You could call it “school”. It’s dehumanizing to separate work from rewards. That’s inherently dissociative behavior: “don’t worry about whether this applies to you or not, don’t ask why, just do the task, we promise it’ll be relevant later.” 

What would happen if a child fell behind on quadratic equations this year while building an online business and Instagram content channel? Heck, if they started making money they’d have to USE math.

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