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(CNN Student News) -- March 11, 2009

1. What are some of the provisions in President Barack Obama's education reform proposal?

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2. According to the report, what have been some of the reactions to the president's education plan?

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3. What is your opinion of the provisions in the president's plan? Do you think that the president's plan will accomplish its goals?

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4. What impact do you think that the education system has had on your ability to succeed? What other factors, if any, have influenced your progress in education? Explain.

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5. Who is Bernard Madoff? What charges does he currently face? How is he expected to plead?

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6. According to the report: How were women treated in Afghanistan under Taliban rule? How has the situation for women changed in Afghanistan since the Taliban was ousted from power? What have been some of the recent incidents perpetrated against women in Afghanistan?

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7. What announcement did President Obama make recently regarding the Taliban and Afghanistan? What has been the reaction from women's rights leaders to President Obama's statement?

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8. In your opinion: Should the United States negotiate with any members of the Taliban? Why or why not? What issues should be included in any potential negotiation with the Taliban?

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9. What anniversary is the Dalai Lama observing this month? What milestones in the history of China and Tibet are mentioned in the program? How would you characterize the relationship between China and Tibet during the last 50 years?

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10. What do you think is in store for the future of Tibet, given the information in the program? Under what circumstances, if any, can you foresee a resolution to the conflict between China and Tibet? Explain your rationale.

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