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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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How Can We End Violence Against Women?

Do Now | March 13, 2015 | 83 Comments

How Can We End Violence Against Women?

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 #DoNowWomen For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What steps should we take to end violence against women? Introduction A new report from the […]

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How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

Do Now | March 6, 2015 | 69 Comments

How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

Gun violence poses a serious threat to U.S. teens and their communities. How does gun violence affect you and your community?

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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Do Now | February 27, 2015 | 140 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 | 165 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 | 128 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 | 175 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 | 355 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 | 859 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 | 343 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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