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Bell Ringer: The Question over Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

The Question of Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

An overview of the issue of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour that was included in President Biden's COVID-19 relief proposals. Perspectives from President Biden, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and the history of raising the minimum wage are included in this clip.

Description

An overview of the issue of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour that was included in President Biden's COVID-19 relief proposals. Perspectives from President Biden, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and the history of raising the minimum wage are included in this clip.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is President Biden’s proposal for the minimum wage?
  • According to the Congressional Budget Office, what would be the impacts of increasing the minimum wage?
  • How does Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) use the Congressional Budget Office report to argue against raising the minimum wage?
  • What is the current federal minimum wage? How has this changed in the last 40 years?
  • How does the state minimum wage vary from state to state?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Congressional Budget Office
    • Minimum Wage
    • Poverty Line
    • Regulation
    • Unemployment

    Topics

    Economics & Financial Literacy

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity