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Cultural & Global Issues: Minimum Wage Laws


Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Raising The Minimum Wage: Whom Does It Help?
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Martin Kaste
Date Published: January 3, 2012
Guiding Question: To what extent is raising the minimum wage helpful?
Grade Level: 9.8

Article Name: Minimum Wage Rise: More Money or Fewer Jobs?
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Marilyn Geewax
Date Published: July 19, 2009
Guiding Question: To what extend does raising the minimum wage lead to fewer jobs?
Grade Level: 9.2

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Below Grade 9.0

Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: Raising Minimum Wage: A Help or Harm?
Source: National Public Radio
Author: NPR staff
Date Published: July 8, 2012
Guiding Question: What are the potential benefits and disadvantages of increasing the minimum wage?
Grade Level: 8.3

Article Name: Who Makes Minimum Wage?
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Drew Desilver
Date Published: 
September 8, 2014
Guiding Question: What is the history of minimum wage and who does it affect?
Grade Level: 11.6