This video explains the unintended consequences of raising the minimum wage extremely well. It does it in such a way the students pay attention and do not become defensive. Great job!
Special Education - 11
Poca High School, Poca, WV
It's a wonderful video that does an excellent job describing how and why a minimum wage, especially $50 per hour, can and does hurt low skilled workers and keeps them from getting a chance to develop their talents and work harder than others to move their way up the ladder of success.
Business/Voc/Tech - 10,11,12
Horn Lake High School, Horn Lake, MS
This video was an eye opener for my students. Several of them recognized that raising minimum wage could actually harm their parents' businesses. An excellent topic for socratic seminars!
English/Lang. Arts - 9,10
Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX
It was funny to see students' reactions when the video proposed raising the minimum wage to $50. They all thought it was a great idea until the video showed reasons why it was not. By the end, the students said they would be happy to take a job less than minimum wage.
Business/Voc/Tech - 9,10
Palm Beach Gardens High School, N Palm Beach, FL
Raise the Wage discusses the unintended consequences associated with raising the minimum wage. It did a very good job explaining what would and could happen when the minimum wage is increased. Very thought provoking and good discussion.
All - 8
Homeschool, Simpsonville, SC