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Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

Do Now | June 12, 2015 | 585 Comments

Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

he issue of race and law enforcement was thrust into the national spotlight last month when a white police officer in Ferguson, MO shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Is it important for police departments to be as racially diverse as the communities they work in?

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Should Families Teach Kids How To Use Guns (Safely)?

Do Now | June 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should Families Teach Kids How To Use Guns (Safely)?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowSafety For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now How should we educate young people about the possibilities of gun violence without causing them to […]

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | June 2, 2015 | 107 Comments

Do You Learn Better Through Making?

For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now | May 29, 2015 | 364 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

Do Now | May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

A bioengineer at Stanford University has designed an inexpensive, origami microscope–called a Foldscope–to allow people from around the world to make discoveries and answer their own questions. What would you explore with a Foldscope?

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Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

Do Now | May 22, 2015 | 18 Comments

Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

Three provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire on June 1st. Should the U.S. government continue to be given wide latitude to spy on its citizens in an effort to prevent terrorism?

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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

Do Now | May 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?

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Would You Eat Insects?

Do Now | May 12, 2015 | 114 Comments

Would You Eat Insects?

The California drought is bringing increased attention to resource use in agriculture–not only within the state, but around the world. With a growing global population, use of land and water resources will have to change to meet future demand for animal protein. Would you eat insects as part of a sustainable, earth-friendly diet?

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Do Now | May 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Documentary photographer Paccarik Orue worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California, a city with a reputation for being unsafe. Take a photo of something that you feel is beautiful and a sign of positivity in your everyday life.

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