It is inconceivable that nearly 150 years after slavery was abolished, it still is legally practiced in the United States. Every year, millions of college students PAY for the “privilege” of working for some of the largest corporations and government agencies in the United States. Typically, students pay thousands of dollars in college registration fees to their college or university and instead of going to class, they work for either the government or private corporations. They are not paid for this labor. It is a win/win situation for the colleges and the employer. The college gets all the money and pays nothing to educate the student. The employer pays nothing and gets a free educated employee. The problem is, this is very damaging to our country. NO ONE SHOULD EVER HAVE TO PAY TO WORK OR WORK FOR FREE. It significantly contributes to this county’s unemployment and is a gross misuse of college funds. This is not volunteer work. It is an insidious scab on the American labor force.
I am beginning to research this miscarriage of justice and I will report here as I discover the extent of this abuse. I would eventually like to campaign to end this practice.