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Rogers / 1 Senator Pulido

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A BILL
To create a funding system that pays children to go to school.
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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE
This act may be cited as the (Child Labor Education) Act of 2017.
SECTION 2. FINDINGS
Congress hereby finds and declares that,
1) One third of the children of the developing world are failing to complete four years of education.
2) Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest out of school population - 30.1 million primary school-aged children.
3) U.S adolescents who work more than 20 hours per week are more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer
months of higher education.
4) Former child laborers are much more likely to have only primary education or less.
5) In developing countries, large shares of youth leave school at or below the general minimum working age of 15
years.
6) Early school leavers are at greater risk of remaining outside of the world of work altogether, i.e. of never transiting
to work.
7) Early school leavers are less likely than their more-educated counterparts to secure stable jobs.
8) In the Sub-Saharan, 11.07 million children leave school before completing their primary education.
9) More than 226 million children do not attend secondary school.
10) Girls are far less likely to attend school than boys in many of the worlds poorest countries.
11) According to UNESCO, 61 million primary school-age children were not enrolled in school in 2010. Of these
children, 47% were never expected to enter school, 26% attended school but left, and the remaining 27% are
expected to attend school in the future.
12) Children living in a rural environment are twice as likely to be out of school than urban children.
13) According to the ILO, 168 million children worldwide are engaged in child labor as of 2013.
SECTION 3. STATUTORY LANGUAGE
A) The Child Labor Education Act of 2017 shall allow children to be paid to go to school in order to prevent them
from becoming a child laborer. All children attending school are required to be paid so they are not forced to work
for money. No child shall be denied their right to be paid to complete their schooling. A weekly payment shall be
established to maintain the childs attendance at school. No child shall be allowed to leave the school to work as a
child laborer. Students will be paid on a day to day basis but will receive total payments weekly. If a child is absent
one day, he/she is not to be given a payment for that specific day. All schools shall be required to provide proper
counsellors to provide support for all students and to assure that every child is prepared to succeed. All schools must
provide payment to the students attending. Administrators shall be required to track each students attendance and
progress throughout their school career. Payments will be given to children from elementary to high school and will
be finished once the child has completed their schooling. Students who continuously miss school shall have a
counsellor visit their homes twice a week until the problem is resolved. Students failing to attend or finish school will
no longer receive any payment.
B) The law is to be enforced by the USDL as well as federal and state departments of education. The department of
education will be responsible for ensuring that this law will be enforced in all schools. The funding is hereby set at
$250,000,000, allocated by increasing the income tax by 1.5%. This provision is unaffected by any federal law
whatsoever.
C) The Child Labor Education Act of 2017 shall be enacted January 1, 2017 All schools not following the protocols
and procedures listed above will be fined 50% of all funding of any form of any origin. This act is to be enacted
immediately upon official approvals by President or Congress. This bill is to be renewed every two years. There is no
expiration date for this bill.