I would make it legal to hire anybody 13 and up. Right now it's somewhat legal, but there's boundaries like they can't work past 10 and what not. I feel that it's necessary for kids to have a job before they can legally drop out of school (at 16) so that they can see exactly what they're getting themselves into if they don't go through with school. Being stuck workin' the night shift at ol' Mickey D's y'know? I think it could also help parents keep their kids straightened out as well. Send 'em out to get a job while they're excited about working. I know I was excited to have a job at a young age.