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We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Civics in the Community | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Are American workers in need of a raise? Last week, students across the country debated about whether or not the minimum wage should be increased in our #DoNowWages post. We asked students What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet?

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The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

News & Civics | October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

 By Laura Robledo According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, the highest paid workers spend their time in hospitals, not in boardrooms. On the other end of the spectrum, food service industry workers reside in America’s lowest wage-earners.  KQED’S The Lowdown analyzes how the top 10 highest paying […]

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Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Do Now Round-Ups | March 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Should there be a minimum wage? was last week’s question in our weekly Do Now. The issue addresses a few points: should there be one at all? Should the Federal Government raise the current minimum wage. Who would be affected by this? Students responded with insightful comments covering the full spectrum of this issue. Most […]

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Do Now #67: The Sequester Begins

Do Now | March 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now #67: The Sequester Begins

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now The sequester is now in effect. Some of the key spending cuts will be in areas […]

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Do Now #21: What’s Up With Gas Prices???

Do Now | February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #21: What’s Up With Gas Prices???

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now You’ve probably noticed that gas prices have jumped in the past few weeks. So how might […]

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