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Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?
To vote for president of the United States, a person must be 18 years old. In the U.S., the voting…
Should Cars be Banned in Cities?
How do you travel around your town or city? Some people walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation. But…
Is Social Media Good for Society?
Students today have never lived in a world without social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are a few of…
Should Students Wear Uniforms?
Some schools have a policy that says students must wear uniforms to class. Uniforms are often associated with private schools.…
Should Halloween Be Moved to a Saturday?
Jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and all things eerie: It must be time for Halloween. This spooky celebration takes place each year on…
Be Internet Smart
Picture this: You’re searching the Internet and come across a website. It has interesting articles. Some are news stories. They…
Should Kids Have to Go to School Online on a Snow Day?
For many kids, a snow day is cause for celebration. Instead of going to class, kids can have snowball fights…
Do We Still Need Daylight Saving Time?
In the United States, we observe daylight saving time every year between March and November. In the spring, we set…
Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?
People are taking a stand against plastic straws. On July 1, they were banned in Seattle, Washington. Then Starbucks announced…
Should More Cities Make It Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street?
Texting while driving is illegal in 47 states. But what about texting while walking? A 2013 study reported that more…
Should Grades Be Eliminated?
Some schools are giving letter grades an F. In their place, students will get detailed progress reports. Critics argue that…
Our Common Humanity
Susanna Schrobsdorff is an editor and columnist at TIME. Here, she shares her view of how lessons from Hurricane Harvey…
Guard Your Privacy
Jay Stanley works on the speech, privacy, and technology project at the American Civil Liberties Union. Here, he explains why…
Should Communities Limit the Use of Plastic Bags?
For most Americans, plastic bags are a necessary part of any shopping trip. Many of us give little thought to…
Should School Bake Sales Be Banned?
Cupcakes and brownies are out. Carrot sticks and granola are in. In Massachusetts, selling sugary treats at fundraisers during the…
Should Stores Separate Toys by Gender?
Target made headlines last year when it announced that its stores would no longer post signs to direct customers to…
Should Technology Companies Store Students' Personal Data?
Technology is making it easier for schools to collect information about students. Much of the data is collected and stored …
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