Employ poor children as school janitors
The Georgia native floated what he described as an "extraordinarily radical proposal" in November that would allow poor children to find work as janitors in their own schools.

"I tried for years to have a very simple model," Gingrich said. "Most of these schools ought to get rid of their unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school."

Of course, that would run afoul of longstanding laws designed to prohibit the exploitation of children.

Gingrich characterized those laws as "truly stupid."

"It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children, first of all, in child laws, which are truly stupid," he said.

By Charles Riley @CNNMoney - Last updated January 31 2012: 6:11 AM ET
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