New 'Factory Working' Course In US Public Schools Follows China Tariffs
In the midst of an ongoing trade war between the United States and China, the Chinese have decided to use their upper hand to impose a 25% trade tariff on $16 billion worth of goods coming into the United States. A devastating blow to American corporations, the Trump administration plans to recover by creating a course in US public schools where children learn to produce factory-made goods.
The course will start as young as pre-school and will be a part of the curriculum well into doctorate programs at universities. The produced goods will be provided to US corporations for a fraction of the cost less than original Chinese prices.
Since the course would not suffice an adequate lesson in a regular period’s time, school days will be extended to 15-hour days, whereas the Factory Working course will take 10 hours. The students will receive compensation in the form of a very healthy education and newly developed skills.
“China wants to play hardball? That’s fine, that’s okay, because we’ve got children too,” President Donald Trump stated. “And we aren’t afraid to use them.”
The US Department of Education received backlash from the announcement, where critics are blaming them for violating child labor laws.
“No, it’s only a violation of child labor laws if we force kids to go to work,” added head of US Department of Education Betsy DeVos. “We’re forcing kids to go to school instead, nothing has really changed besides the length of the school day.”
In order to pass the course, students must produce enough material in a year to lessen the US debt. The goal is to eventually cut off trade ties with all other countries and have the US run as a self-efficient machine, kind of like North Korea.