"MINIMUM WAGE" ESSAY CONTEST

WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY BY ENTERING OUR CONTEST!

Teachers, help your students earn great prizes by entering them in Stossel in the Classroom's 2018-2019 essay contest, for students aged 12-18! We have prizes for teachers, too! The teacher submitting the top essay also wins the trip to New York!

Teachers may submit an unlimited number of student essays on our website between now and the February 15th deadline. Simply have your students view the segment on this page, and write a 500-1000 word essay to submit to our contest.

ESSAY TOPIC

Minimum wage laws are meant to help workers by raising wages and preventing companies from exploiting employees. Do the laws succeed? Watch SITC’s video on the minimum wage, consult other sources, and write a 500-1,000 word essay, arguing for or against minimum wage laws and proposals to raise the minimum wage. What are the unintended consequences to a minimum wage? How do these laws affect workers and businesses? Do these laws actually help poor people?

See complete rules and submission information for more details.