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(CNN Student News) -- February 17, 2009

1. What is the price tag of the economic stimulus plan passed by Congress last week? According to the program, what are some ways in which the money will be allocated?

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2. According to the program: How have some school districts been affected by the current economic crisis? How much of the stimulus plan will go to K-12 public education?

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3. Based on the information in the report: Why do some experts criticize additional funding for education? What are some needs that some school districts say might be met with funds from the economic stimulus package?

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4. Has the economic recession affected your school? If it has, what do you think can be done to address the issues that your school is facing?

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5. According to the segment, what do investigators think might have contributed to the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 outside of Buffalo, New York?

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6. Who is the president of Venezuela? What did Venezuelan voters decide over the weekend regarding presidential term limits?

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7. According to the report: What are some of the implications of the vote for the Venezuelan president and his supporters? What might the vote mean for his opposition? Explain.

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8. What is your opinion of presidential term limits? Explain.

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9. What statement did Michael Phelps make after authorities decided not to prosecute him in the wake of a photo that appeared to show Phelps smoking marijuana?

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10. What is your opinion of the recent events surrounding Michael Phelps? How do you think that he should have responded?

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