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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Do Now | November 21, 2014 | 120 Comments

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Should Obama have taken such action?

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Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Do Now | October 4, 2013 | 332 Comments

Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money and if Congress is unable to agree on a spending bill, the government does not have the legal authority to spend. Congress can pass a continuing resolution (CR), a temporary measure that authorizes government funding, and a continuing resolution has been funding the government since March 28 until it expired on September 30. But if the President and Congress can’t agree on the spending plan, government shuts down.

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Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Do Now Round-Ups | March 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Should there be a minimum wage? was last week’s question in our weekly Do Now. The issue addresses a few points: should there be one at all? Should the Federal Government raise the current minimum wage. Who would be affected by this? Students responded with insightful comments covering the full spectrum of this issue. Most […]

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Do Now Round Up: Grading the President

Do Now Round-Ups | October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Grading the President

Do Now #41 looks at President Obama’s first term and asks students to grade his performance. See the story below, at the top of our Storify Round-Up. View how students think about President Obama’s work in the White House and whether he has done well or what he could have done better.

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Do Now #42: Rate Mitt Romney, the Republican Presidential Candidate

Do Now | October 5, 2012 | 82 Comments

Do Now #42: Rate Mitt Romney, the Republican Presidential Candidate

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now How do you rate Romney for President? Why? Rating scale is 1….10. In your explanation, you […]

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