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(CNN Student News) -- November 5, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, what role should news organizations play, if any, in informing the public about the U.S. census and its impact?

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Economic News

What are some of the economic trends mentioned in today's program?

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What do you think that these trends might indicate about the state of the U.S. economy?

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Education Reform

According to the program: What are some of the provisions in the "Race to the Top" federal education program? How have some testing experts responded to the program?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, could the "Race to the Top" program potentially have on your school? Explain.

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Iran Protests

What was the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis? How was it resolved?

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How did different groups of Iranians mark the 30th anniversary of the crisis this week?

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In your opinion, what role does Iran play in the international community? Do you think that other nations should respond to Iranians who oppose their government? If so how? If not, why not?

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Census and Citizenship

What is the U.S. census? How does the federal government use the census?

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What question do some lawmakers want added to next year's census form, and why? How have Rep. Barbara Lee and the Director of the Census Bureau responded to this proposal?

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Do you think that the census form should include the citizenship question? Why or why not?

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In your opinion, who should be counted in the census and why?

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