CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 18, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How do you think that news organizations can verify information about incidents that occur in inaccessible areas?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What do demonstrators in Yemen say happened during recent protests there? What has Yemen's president said about these protests? What actions, if any, do you think the international community should take with regard to the situation in Yemen?
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According to the program, what are some factors that experts say may have contributed to a wreck at an IndyCar race that took the life of driver Dan Wheldon? What challenges do you think that professional race car drivers might face while racing? Do you have any ideas for addressing any of these challenges? Explain.
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What details are known about a recent agreement between the Federal Communications Commission and some cell phone companies? What impact, if any, do you think that this agreement could have on cell phone companies and on consumers? Do you think that this new policy will affect your cell phone usage? Why or why not?
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What is your opinion of giving students different privileges based on test scores, as seen in the report? Do you think that schools should provide rewards for test performance? If so, what might be some appropriate rewards? If not, why not?
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