CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 26, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What does it mean to say that a video has "gone viral"? What factors might make a video go viral?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What estimates have researchers made about the debris from a tsunami that struck Japan last March? How do you think that these estimates were made? What do you think could eventually happen to this debris? How has Japan's tourism industry been affected by the tsunami? How might a country and local businesses encourage tourism after a natural disaster?
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How are U.S. federal income taxes currently calculated? What is meant by the term "flat tax"? What do critics and supporters say about a flat tax? What do you think might be the advantages and drawbacks of a federal flat tax and the current tax system?
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How does Amy Stokes' "Infinite Family" organization provide mentors for young people in South Africa? How might having a mentor help a young person? Do any mentoring opportunities exist at your school or in your community? Explain.
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