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January 31st, 2012
09:11 PM ET

Traditional School vs. Virtual School

If you had a choice, which would you pick?
I'd like to think it wasn't that long ago that I was in school...but I will admit that virtual schools didn't exist. We either showed up to class, or we had imperfect attendance. Internet schooling was not an option.

But about 250,000 American students attended virtual schools last year. They saw their teachers on their computer screens rather than in person. They didn't have to wait for the bus or get locked out of their lockers or have the excuse that they left their homework at home. But they also didn't get to see all of their friends, have a class discussion in the same way, give a report to their class or interact with a smart board.

So you can see some of the pros and cons of virtual schools, and we're hoping you'll add your own ideas here - virtually, of course.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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January 23rd, 2012
04:17 PM ET

No Sports, Just Academics

A school district in Texas is in danger of being shut down because of unacceptable academic performance.  So the district is taking "swift and drastic action":  It's cutting out school sports, taking the money it would've spent on them and using that money to improve student education.

We know that many of you believe sports are an important part of your school experience, whether you play or cheer or root from the sidelines.  But if a school system's goal is to improve its academics, would eliminating sports help?  ...and if not, what would?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

 


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January 12th, 2012
04:39 PM ET

Pardon?

In legal terms, a pardon means someone convicted of a crime is forgiven or let off the hook.  Presidents and state governors sometimes pardon criminals, but as you'll see in Friday's show, that can come with a risk.

We'd like to hear your thoughts on what a president or governor should consider when pardoning a criminal.

Carl Azuz, Anchor 


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January 4th, 2012
06:38 PM ET

Following the Election Process

The U.S. presidential election is certain to be one of the biggest news stories of the year.  And even though many of you aren't old enough to vote yet (though some will be this November), we'd like to get your take on this:  Why is it important for young people to follow their country's election process?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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