CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 16, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How might covering news involving education issues be different than reporting on other kinds of news stories?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What have Iran and the international community said about Iran's nuclear program? What milestone did this program reportedly reach yesterday? Why do you think that the international community is concerned about Iran's nuclear program?
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Who is Xi Jinping? What types of goods does Iowa export to Xi's country? What's one reason for tension between China and the U.S.? How could diplomatic missions impact trade between the two countries?
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What animal are the Colombian police using to sniff out bombs? What pros and cons are mentioned in the report about using these animals for this purpose? What other benefits and risks can you think of? How else could an animal's sense of smell benefit humans? Explain.
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According to the program, under what conditions do students at a charter school in Ohio get paid? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of this plan? How do you think that parents and students might react to this idea? Do you think that paying students to attend school is a good idea? Why or why not? Can you think of other ways to encourage students to come to class?
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