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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Do Now | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Starting in April, about half a million full- and part-time U.S. minimum wage Wal-Mart employees will get a pay raise. Should more big retail companies like Wal-Mart raise wages for their lowest paid employees?

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Should We Require Vaccinations?

Do Now | February 20, 2015 | 112 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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Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful?

Do Now | February 13, 2015 | 124 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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Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

Do Now | February 6, 2015 | 158 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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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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How Do We Stop Terrorism?

Do Now | January 23, 2015 | 847 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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When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Do Now | January 16, 2015 | 342 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Wednesday’s attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people. When should free speech be protected and why?

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How Does Your Community View Depression?

Do Now | January 9, 2015 | 227 Comments

How Does Your Community View Depression?

Adolescence is a time for major physical, emotional and social changes, and the result can feel like a bit of personality roller coaster. But for many young people, their feelings of anxiousness or sadness amount to more than a day or two of high school blues. How is mental illness viewed in your community?

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Do High School Students Need Recess?

Do Now | December 12, 2014 | 351 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess?

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 #DoNowRecess For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What would your ideal school schedule look like? How can high schools help students de-stress while […]

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What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most?

Do Now | December 5, 2014 | 468 Comments

What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most?

The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?

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