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  • Haiti
  • China
  • Economic Crisis

(CNN Student News) -- January 14, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think the impact of restricted Internet access might be on a country's citizens?

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Devastating Quake

What is known about the effects of a massive earthquake that struck Haiti recently? What challenges do you think might exist for relief workers and others who are trying to assess the destruction and provide aid to the victims of this quake?

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According to the report, what are some forms of aid that the president of Haiti is requesting? What do you think might be the short-term and long-term needs of the victims of Haiti's quake?

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Google vs. China

According to the report: What has been Google's policy with regard to its search results in China since 2006? How is that policy shifting, and why?

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According to the segment: How is China likely to react to Google's decision to end its self-censorship in the country? What might be the financial implications of this decision for Google?

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In your opinion, should Google continue its operations in China? If so, do you think that the company should be obligated to comply with China's demand for restricted Internet access? Why or why not?

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Dropout Study

What percent of American students earn their high school diploma? Does this figure surprise you? Why or why not?

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According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, what might be the potential impact of an increased graduation rate on the U.S economy?

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What do you think are some of the reasons that students drop out before completing high school? What, if anything, do you think can be done to reduce the number of high school dropouts?

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