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(CNN Student News) -- August 31, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were producing a feature series about fixing the nation's schools, whose viewpoints would you include in your reports, and why?

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Iraq Combat Operation

How is the role of the U.S. military in Iraq expected to change after today? What responsibilities will U.S. forces take going forward?

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According to the report, what impact might Iran have on the situation in Iraq? How do you think that Iraqi and American forces might respond to Iran's influence in Iraq?

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In your opinion, what criteria could be used to determine if Iraq's security situation is stable enough for the country to stand on its own? Do you think that Iraq will be ready for all U.S. forces to leave the country by the end of next year? Why or why not?

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Mexican Police Fired

According to the program, why has Mexico fired almost 10% of its federal police force?

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In your opinion: How might this action affect the Mexican public's view of their federal law enforcement officers? What other measures could Mexico implement to try to reduce corruption among its police forces?

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Fixing Our Schools

What responses do the students in the segment give when asked what makes a school good? What is your reaction to their statements? How would you respond to this question?

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What would you want school and district administrators to know about your experiences in school? How do you think that administrators could use information from students to make decisions?

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