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(CNN Student News) -- September 8, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that a president would want to make a direct address to students? Why do you think that this type of speech might generate positive and negative reaction?

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Address to Students

Why do you think that President Barack Obama's planned address to students has generated controversy?

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What impact, if any, do you think that the president's speech will have on students?

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Do you think that a president should be able to make a direct address to students? Why or why not?

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Great White Surprise

What information do you think that scientists will be able to gain by tagging sharks with satellite transmitters?

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What do you think might be some of the challenges that face scientists who study marine life?

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Goodbye Summer Break?

What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of a year-round school schedule, as opposed to a schedule with a long summer break?

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Would you want to attend school year-round?

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Four-Day School Week

Do you think that the cost savings of a four-day school week outweigh the concerns mentioned in the show?

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Can you think of any other ways that school districts could cut costs in order to balance their budgets?

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