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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | June 27, 2014 | 363 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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How Should We Address Poverty?

Do Now | June 20, 2014 | 178 Comments

How Should We Address Poverty?

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” For weakest members, read poorest citizens. 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — are now counted as living in poverty. According to the US Census Bureau this poverty rate has remained roughly at this same level since 2011.

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Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?

Do Now | February 28, 2014 | 459 Comments

Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?

Most states don’t allow prisoners to vote, and some even permanently disenfranchise felons after their release. Should felons have the right to vote, and at what point?

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Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Do Now Round-Ups | January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Last week, students across the nation discussed what Martin Luther King Jr. would think of society today in our #DoNowMLK post. We asked students If Martin Luther King walked through your community today, do you think he’d be satisfied with the way things are? What specific things would he be happy or dissatisfied with?

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