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(CNN Student News) -- April 15, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What methods have you seen of presenting economic information in the media? In your opinion, which of these are the most effective, and why?

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China Earthquake

What is known about an earthquake that struck China on Wednesday?

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According to the program: Approximately how many quakes of this magnitude occur each year worldwide? How are the magnitude and area of an earthquake related to the amount of damage that it might cause?

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Tax Day

What are taxes? What are some types of taxes? What do you think that governments do with tax money?

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According to the report, what is the goal of the Tea Party movement? How does the Tea Party promote its message?

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Do you think that the Tea Party protests will be effective at achieving the movement's goal? Why or why not?

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Foreclosure Program

What does the term "foreclosure" mean? According to the report, what has a congressional report said about the effectiveness of a government program aimed at preventing foreclosures? How has the U.S. Treasury Department responded to this report?

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Do you think that this federal program should continue? Why or why not?

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Have foreclosures affected your community? If so how? If not, why not?

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Balancing Act

According to the program: What has Secretary of Education Arne Duncan proposed with regard to NCAA post-season play? How have some college presidents and the NCAA responded to this proposal? What is your opinion of the proposal?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might this proposal have on college graduation rates and on college athletic programs? Explain.

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