Political Theater

Gingrich reiterates plan to hire poor kids as school janitors

December 1, 2011

Speaking in Iowa today, Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich repeated his idea for schoolkids in poor neighborhoods to take over some of the jobs adults are normally employed to do — greeter, for instance, or assistant librarian or janitor — in exchange for cash and, apparently, lessons in work ethic.

Gingrich calls child labor rules “truly stupid,” advocates replacing school janitors with students

November 21, 2011

Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich told an audience on Friday that “truly stupid” child labor laws are entrapping children in America’s poorest neighborhoods.