In Praise of the Teen Summer Job

April 24, 2015 7:06 PM

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In Praise of the Teen Summer Job

From hauling bricks to delivering newspapers, traditional summer work taught generations of teens about life, labor and their place in the universe

Among the signs of my advancing age is bafflement at hearing younger parents talk about what their teenagers are going to do over the summer. Some mention internships with documentary filmmakers. Others say that their offspring will spend the hot months building latrines in distant corners of the de...

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