During the pandemic, Idaho high schoolers are working on farms
When high school goes into remote learning mode, what better pastime than scouring the neighbor’s farmland for stones that might mess up your tractor? The Idaho Statesman reports students are taking on-farm jobs to help save for college and support their families. The U.S. Department of Labor does not enforce many on-farm labor restrictions for students aged 16 or older, even when school is in session. Still, teachers worry they’ll fall behind in classes. Some educators have even moved classes to the evenings in hopes that their students—many of whom also take care of younger siblings during the day—will be able to attend in real time.