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NBMS Media Center: Issues

Making smart choices about technology

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Year round schooling

SIRS Knowledge Source

ChildParenting:YearRound School 

CDE:Year-round Guide


ASCD:Year Round Schooling

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Year-Round Schools



Animal Cruelty: Should animals be used for product testing?

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National Academy of Science


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College for everyone

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Importance of College Education

Great Schools: College 

The Nation: Should All Kids Go to College

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Death Penalty (capital punishment)

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Huffington Post:Why We Need To Kill The Death Penalty

CNN opinions:Death Penalty



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Driving age for teens   

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Chicago Tribune:Teen Driving Study

Ehow:ProCons of Driving age

Insurance Journal

USA Today:Teens and Cars

NYTimes Teen Driving Laws

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Downloading from the internet

SIRS Knowledge Source

Music Piracy Pro/Con

Every Day Life: Pro/con file sharing


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Plagiarism Punishment

SIRS Knowledge Source

MCPS Code of Conduct (Academic Dishonesty)-Scroll to Pg 21

Plagiarism Viewpoint Inside Higher Ed

Plagiarism On the Rise

Legal Zoom: Internet & Plagiarism

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Student Privacy: Will Public Surveillance Make You Safer or Invade your Privacy? 

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USDE Policy on Student Privacy & Safety

 New York Times: Debate on Public Surveillance

ACLU:What's Wrong with Public Video Surveillance

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Dress code in schools

SIRS Knowledge Source

NY Times Dress Code Battle

NEAToday Dress Code Gender Bias

CNN School Dress Code Issues

Gale Database: Benefits of Dress Codes

LA Times

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dress code

school uniforms

School uniforms

SIRS Knowledge Source

Great Schools: School Uniforms

Boston Globe: School Uniforms

Washington Post: School Uniforms effects on Poor/Homeless

Education School Dress Policies 

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Home schooling   

SIRS Knowledge Source

School Money: Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages

Debatewise:Homeschooling should be banned

NPR Pro/Con Of Homeschooling


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Longer school day

SIRS Knowledge Source

Scholastic Extended School Day

Seattle Times: Longer School Day

Education: School Day Debate

NEA 9 to 5 day

Atlantic: Kids Who Spend All Day At School

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

SIRS Knowledge Source

Performance Enhancing Drugs Fast Facts

The Price of Gold: Doping and Professional Athletes

Doping Sports Pro & Con

How Sports would be better with doping

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Other terms: 

Performance Enhancing Drugs

Athletes, Drug Use


 Single gender classes / school

SIRS Knowledge Source

Pros and Cons of Single Sex Education

Education World

Boys and Girls Learn Separately

The Atlantic: Controversy over all girls ed

NEA Single Gender Schools



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Single-Sex Schools & Classrooms)


Right To Health Care

SIRS Knowledge Source

Washington Times: Health Care is Not a Right

US National Library of Medicine

New Yorker:Is Health Care a Right? 

ABC News: US Health Care Analysis

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"Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance

SIRS Knowledge Source

Constitution Center: Using Under God in the Pledge

NY Times Opinion

Huffington Post Opinion

University of Chicago Law School 

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Pledge of Allegiance

Under God

Church and State

Gun Control 

SIRS Knowledge Source

The Atlantic: Rules for Gun Control Debate

The Gun Control Debate

Time:Gun Control Fight Isn't About Guns


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