Raising the federal minimum wage is a complex issue with potential positives and negatives on both sides. And even experts disagree about what would be best for workers, businesses and the economy. Evaluate the evidence and let us know: Should the federal minimum wage go up or stay the same?
What's the minimum wage in your city or state? Do you or someone you know work for minimum wage? How would you feel if the minimum wage increased? Would it have a positive effect or do you think businesses in your community might close? Create an audio story, selfie video or any type of media to share your views.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.