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Should We Require Vaccinations?

Do Now | February 20, 2015 | 156 Comments

Should We Require Vaccinations?

Measles is a highly contagious but also preventable disease. Recently there’s been an outbreak of measles that has spread to 17 states and affected more than 140 people. Should we require vaccinations?

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

Do Now | February 17, 2015 | 20 Comments

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

The UK recently voted to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification, which has been dubbed the “three-person embryo” law. Should we modify DNA in human eggs or embryos in order to prevent disease?

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Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful?

Do Now | February 13, 2015 | 125 Comments

Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful?

Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor chair at NBC Nightly News after it was revealed that he lied about an incident that he said happened in Iraq. Why is it important for journalists to be truthful?

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Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Do Now | February 10, 2015 | 4 Comments

Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.

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Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

Do Now | February 6, 2015 | 160 Comments

Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?

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When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?

Do Now | February 3, 2015 | 51 Comments

When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?

Animal testing in scientific and commercial research has a long and controversial history. When do you think animals should be used for research or industry testing, if ever?

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Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community?

Do Now | January 30, 2015 | 353 Comments

Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community?

In the wake of Ferguson and other recent high visibility incidents throughout the country in which white police officers killed unarmed black males, increased national focus has been placed on the often frayed relationship between police and the communities they are responsible for serving. Do you think the police help make your community safer?

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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

Do Now | January 27, 2015 | 24 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

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 #DoNowOscar For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important […]

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How Do We Stop Terrorism?

Do Now | January 23, 2015 | 857 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism?

As terrorist groups change, grow and new ones are created, how can the West defend itself? It’s a complicated landscape that is stretching intelligence and military forces and leaves us asking, “How can we stop terrorism?”

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Do Now | January 20, 2015 | 37 Comments

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Every year, millions of Americans come down with a case of the common cold, resulting in many missed days of school and work. Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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