This November has seen the General Election finish and we want to welcome our New Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham as our newest partner in the new role she is entering. As we make this transition into the future, I am reminded that we are in one of the most critical times for public education in New Mexico. As she and her administration take over the leadership of the State PED it is incumbent that we map a course that will ensure that our students will be ready for their future and that we have a plan to ensure that the graduates from our public schools are well readied.
Children in the Fields Campaign Today in America, as many aschildren work as hired labor in our fields and orchards. They are among the least protected of all working children. By educating the public, advocating for educational programs for farmworker children, and supporting fair living wages for all farmworkers.
Together, they work to publicize the plight of this hidden population and advocate for federal policies that would strengthen the child labor safeguards in agriculture so that they are just as protective as those in other industries.
CIFC advocates for federal policies to strengthen the U. This is possible through our work with Child Labor Coalition and through our impact on multiple social media platforms.
We believe farmworker children have a story to tell. Each year we are able to collect hundreds of essays and works of art from students across the country, giving farmworker children the opportunity to showcase their heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage and to empower them through our contests as they find the power in their voice.
Youth aged 14 and 15 may work outside school hours in jobs not declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Youth 12 and 13 years of age may work outside of school hours in non-hazardous jobs on farms that also employ their parent s or with written parental consent. Youth under 12 years of age may work outside of school hours in non-hazardous jobs with parental consent, but only on farms where none of the employees are subject to the minimum wage requirements of the FLSA.
Local youths 10 and 11 may hand harvest short-season crops outside school hours for no more than 8 weeks between June 1 and October 15 if their employers have obtained special waivers from the Secretary of Labor. Youth of any age may work at any time in any job on a farm owned or operated by their parents.
However, kids even younger than 12 often accompany their parents to work on American farms and fields. This means that farmworker children are being put at risk from a very young age — even before birth — from the pesticides, dangerous equipment, and other hazards populating thos e environments.
Teenagers are permitted to operate various equipment from a young age, which corresponds to an increase in the rate of tragic accidents involving youth.
Though children are at the height of vulnerability when they are still in the womb, there are inadequate protections for farmworkers who are expecting a child.
Here are some facts you should know about farmworker children. Farmworker children who migrate must be uprooted from their homes, schools, and communities times a year.
Pesticides are highly toxic, and the population most vulnerable to them is farmworker children. Pesticides increase the risk of developmental disorders in farmworker children. Pesticides cause childhood cancer in farmworker children. Valley Fever sickens farmworker children and their parents in the course of their work in the fields.
Momentum has been building to ban all children from applying or handling pesticides. What are the Hazardous Occupations in Agriculture?
In addition, there are some exemptions from the prohibitions: Pesticides have been linked to numerous health problems, including asthma, dermatitis, learning disabilities, leukemia, brain tumors and certain childhood cancers. Several factors contribute to this vulnerability.
AFOP recognizes the importance of educating children on how to protect themselves from pesticides to avoid immediate or future health hazards. Among many lessons,children are taught about how to dress fro the fields, as well as the importance of washing their hands before eating or going to the bathroom while and after being in the fields.Literal Latté Essay Awards.
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Ploughshares publishes issues four times a year. Two of these issues are guest-edited by different, prominent authors. The other two issues are edited by our staff editors, one a mix of poetry and prose and the other long-form prose.
Congratulations to the Narrative Travel Writing Contest Winners! Theme: Writers are invited to submit an article that describes how traveling in a slower manner and attempting to adapt to the space and time of locals, their culture, and land has deepened .
Thank you to the 37 people who participated in our contest! Below is a walk-through of the question, marking process and results that were achieved via the tranceformingnlp.comimer: Please keep in mind that I am not an IELTS examiner.
UnSchoolers Online ~ Books - Here are some great homeschooling book recommendations that I've put together based on my own likes, and on the recommendations from other homeschooling families.