Take Your Kids to Work, is it fair?
I'm all for exposing kids to the workplace. But I worry about all those kids whose parents don't participate, the ones whose employers won't let them bring kids, even on this designated day. I am concerned about the kids in our county's poorest schools whose parents work low-wage jobs. It's simply too dangerous to have a child ride along on a garbage truck. The reality is many of these kids won't have the opportunity to be exposed to job workplaces with higher salaries, where they can dream of becoming a department manager or the head of international sales.
I love the idea of exposing children, especially young girls, to workplace opportunities. But I can't help but wonder if this is a day that will benefit the students who need it most. What are your thoughts?
For information on the official observance, go to ww.daughtersandsonstowork.org/