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(CNN Student News) -- February 24, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How does your school address character education, if at all? How do you think that you could use different forms of media to help develop good character traits among your peers?

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Unrest in Libya

What is the latest information regarding political unrest in Libya? What actions are some countries taking to help their citizens who are in Libya?

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How has the international community reacted to the situation in Libya? How do you think that Libya's government will respond to the international community?

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State Budget Battles

According to the program: How are some U.S. state governors dealing with budget shortfalls? What has Ohio's governor said about his proposal? How have critics reacted to this bill in Ohio? What is your opinion on this issue?

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How did some Democratic lawmakers in Indiana react to a proposed bill regarding union rights? Do you think that lawmakers should be allowed to walk out to prevent a vote? Why or why not?

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Detroit School Plan

What action is Detroit's school system proposing to reduce its deficit? How do you think that the city's residents might react to this plan?

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According to the report, how might this proposal affect class sizes? In your opinion, what impact, if any, might a class's size have on the classroom environment?

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Refusing to Lose

What action did Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter take when one of his players needed a kidney transplant? What does Walter say about the transplant?

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What do you know about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans? What actions did Walter take in the aftermath of Katrina?

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In your opinion, what does Coach Walter's story say about his character? What factors do you think influence a person's character? Who do you think demonstrates good character traits in your school or community? Explain.

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