January 30th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

Should Cursive Be Written Off?

On Sunday, we took an informal poll of our staff on CNN Student News and found that only one of us still writes in cursive (yep, it's yours truly).  For everyone else, it's either print or using a keyboard.

We're interested to see where you land on the decision to stop teaching cursive in schools!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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January 26th, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Texting, Walking...and a Ticket?

Should there be a law against texting while walking?
"Tuning in and tuning out can be a fatal combination on the streets of New York," says New York state Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn).  That's why he wants to make it illegal to use any electronic device while crossing the street.  The idea may not actually become a law, but if it does, it could mean a $100 ticket for listening to an MP3 player or calling a friend when you're walking from block to block.

What would you think of a law like this?  And let's say you get caught texting while walking in a place where that isn't allowed - what would you say to defend yourself?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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January 20th, 2011
07:06 PM ET

Ticketing for Discipline

In some parts of Texas, you don't just get tickets for bad driving. Some students can get them for disrupting class. It's a unique punishment designed to help young people understand that acting up has consequences. But some parents are saying that it should be up to them and teachers to discipline students - not a day in court and/or a fine.

Let's say you had to figure out some way to keep students from misbehaving (a job you might hate). What kind of discipline would you put in place?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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January 11th, 2011
06:03 PM ET

Your Thoughts on the Arizona Shooting

On Wednesday, you hear part of the national discussion happening around the shooting in Arizona.  Here's one place where you can add your voice.  Tell us about your thoughts on the shooting.  Are there any lessons that can be learned from it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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January 5th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

Editing Twain: Productive or Destructive?

Would a publisher's changes to TOM SAWYER and HUCKLEBERRY FINN make you more likely to read them?

This Thursday, you'll hear about a publisher's decision to change or remove specific words from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.  The changes will appear in new editions of the books.

We're looking forward to hearing your comments about whether this decision is more productive or destructive.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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January 4th, 2011
06:52 PM ET

Best Type of Textbook

What's better for learning?
When I was a freshman in high school, my locker was nowhere near any of my classes.  So I remember carrying all six of my books in a backpack (until the strap broke).  Good exercise?  Maybe.  Look cool?  No.

There's no question that today's electronic readers are lighter, but are they better for learning?  My textbook-toting days may be over, but you're right in the middle of yours, so we'd like your opinion on whether you'd actually learn better from an electronic book or a traditional textbook - or if neither type would make a difference.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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