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

Do Now | May 22, 2015 | 4 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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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 Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Do Now | May 1, 2015 | 95 Comments

How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Not too many years ago, the “American dream” seemed to be a pretty uniform vision: landing a well-paying job, owning your own home and filling it with cool stuff, maybe even having a family and sending your kids to good schools and colleges. How do you personally define the “American dream?”

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What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

Do Now | April 24, 2015 | 255 Comments

What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

For thousands of students across the country, high school graduation day is approaching—but for others, certain roadblocks can make it difficult to obtain a degree. What does high school graduation mean to you?

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Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

Do Now | April 17, 2015 | 306 Comments

Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

The United States and 5 other world powers are trying to rein in Iran’s ability to make a nuclear weapon. And they’ve agreed the best way to do that is to strike a deal that reduces Iran’s nuclear program over the next 15 years. Does a nuclear deal with Iran make sense?

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Do You Feel Safe at School?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 10, 2015 | 162 Comments

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Schools are constantly grappling with how to keep students safe. Do you feel safe at school? How does your school prepare for disasters?

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Do Now | April 3, 2015 | 95 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Would you consider earning a high school equivalency certification instead of a high school diploma? What, if anything, does the high school experience offers versus the potential “shortcut” of a GED? How well does high school fit your learning needs?

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Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Do Now | March 27, 2015 | 218 Comments

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

College and basketball programs rake in billions of dollars each year through marketing, broadcast contracts, ticket sales and merchandising. Should college athletes get paid or be allowed to receive sponsorship money?

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Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Do Now | March 20, 2015 | 211 Comments

Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Mass shootings in gun free zones like schools have some Western lawmakers considering legislation that would eliminate these zones. Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota are weighing proposals that would allow guns in schools, in the hopes of avoiding future mass shootings. What do you think?

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