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(CNN Student News) -- March 18, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Where could you go to find information from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? How could you use this research to produce a balanced news story that explains the history of tension between these two groups?

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Jobs Bill Passes

According to the report: What are some of the provisions included in a jobs bill passed by Congress? What have supporters and critics said about this bill?

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Why do you think that the government issues tax breaks as an incentive for businesses? Do you think that businesses will respond favorably to these incentives? Why or why not?

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Detroit Schools

What action are Detroit school officials planning to take in order to cut costs? What statement does Detroit's emergency financial manager Robert Bobb make with regard to this plan?

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How do you think that Detroit parents and students might react to the closing of local schools? Explain.

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What ways can you think of in which your school or school district could cut costs?

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U.S.-Israel Relations

According to the report: How has the Israeli ambassador to the United States characterized the relationship between the U.S. and Israel? What has Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said regarding this relationship?

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In your opinion, what impact might the relationship between the U.S. and Israel have on the Middle East peace process?

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Scholar's Comeback

Who is Myron Rolle? What are Rolle's two dream jobs?

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According to the segment: Why did Rolle temporarily stop playing football? What does he say about this decision?

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Do you think that Rolle will be able to accomplish both of his career goals? If so, why? If not, which career path do you think that he should choose? Explain.

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