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(CNN Student News) -- March 16, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, why would a news program choose to include a statement from someone who is part of a news story? Do you think that the impact of that statement is affected by how it is presented (e.g., as a sound bite, as a written statement)? Explain.

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Education Reform

According to the report: What is the goal of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act? What is President Barack Obama's view of this law?

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According to the segment: What changes does President Obama's administration want to make to NCLB? How have some teacher's groups responded to the president's proposal?

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What roles do you think that the federal government, states and local school districts should each play in education?

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U.S./Israel Relations

According to Israel's ambassador to the United States, what is the status of the relationship between the two nations? According to the program, what led to this statement?

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Do you think that it is important for the United States and Israel to have a strong relationship? Why or why not?

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Prom Lawsuit

Why was this year's prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Mississippi canceled? What reasons have school officials given for this decision?

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Who is Constance McMillen? How have McMillen and the American Civil Liberties Union reacted to the decision to cancel prom?

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What is your opinion of the decision to cancel Itawamba's prom?

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Ads That Watch You?

What is the purpose of the facial recognition technology featured in the report?

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In your opinion, what might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of this type of technology?

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What kinds of companies, if any, do you think might benefit from using this technology? Explain.

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