Thursday, October 28, 2021

10/28/2021 Passengers Looked on as A woman Attacked on a Philadelphia subway - Australian town overwhelmed by response to free land offer

Today's Article: Passengers Looked on as A woman Attacked on a Philadelphia subway.

From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 11.3

John Stuart Mill said back in 1867, "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." For one unfortunate subway rider in Philadelphia this year, this rings quite true. While she tried to push away an unwanted companion, who eventually assaulted her, no passenger intervened or called 911 for more than half an hour. Discuss our civic responsibilities to each other with this alarming story.

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https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php Today's Alternate Article: Australian town overwhelmed by response to free land offer
Readability Score: 9.7

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

10/27/2021 University of North Carolina can consider race in admissions, federal judge rules - Elijah Lewis Kidnapping Investigation Continues

Today's Article: University of North Carolina can consider race in admissions, federal judge rules
From: Washington Post
Readability Score: 13.8

Should race be considered in college admissions, or should admission be "color-blind"? A federal judge recently decided that UNC does not violate the Constitution by including race as part of its admissions considerations. Discuss the issue, then follow up with izzit.org’s Outside the Box to see some possible unintended consequences of using race to define us.

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Today's Alternate Article: Elijah Lewis Kidnapping Investigation Continues
Readability Score: 9.3

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

10/26/2021 Michigan school district cancels Halloween, Valentine’s Day to be ‘inclusive’ - Colorado school district investigates after parents say teachers taped masks to students' faces

Today's Article: Michigan school district cancels Halloween, Valentine’s Day to be ‘inclusive’
From: NY Post
Readability Score: 12.8

Should Halloween by cancelled in the name of equity?

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Today's Alternate Article: Colorado school district investigates after parents say teachers taped masks to students' faces
Readability Score: 9.4

Monday, October 25, 2021

10/25/2021 Supermarkets in German state can now block entry to the unvaccinated - Explainer: What is RNA?

Today's Article: Supermarkets in German state can now block entry to the unvaccinated

From: The Local
Readability Score: 13.5

Should the unvaccinated be banned from grocery stores?

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Today's Alternate Article: Explainer: What is RNA?
Readability Score: 7.4

Friday, October 22, 2021

10/22/2021 North America's biggest container port faces record backlog - : "Zombie foreclosure" no joke to Chicago widow, 70

Today's Article: North America's biggest container port faces record backlog

From: CNN Business
Readability Score: 12.0

200,000 containers sit idle of the coast of L.A and relief is nowhere in sight.

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Today's Alternate Article: "Zombie foreclosure" no joke to Chicago widow, 70
Readability Score: 9.3

Thursday, October 21, 2021

10/21/2021 Georgia professors rally against proposed tenure review changes - rash Can Thanks You For Not Littering

Today's Article: Georgia professors rally against proposed tenure review changes

From: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Readability Score: 12.6

Tenure looks great for teachers, but is it great for students? The University of Georgia system's Board of Regents is considering some revisions to the tenure review system. Professors aren't too happy about it. Discuss tenure as a form of monopoly; you might follow up with a Teachable Moment from izzit.org, Competition Brings Better Products. Check it out!

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Today's Alternate Article: Trash Can Thanks You For Not Littering
Readability Score: 9.8

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10/20/2021 Book burning at Canada schools denounced - A Michigan high school soccer coach apologized Readability Score: 9.5

Today's Article: Book burning at Canada schools denounced
From: The National Post (Canada)
Readability Score: 14.3

Seeking to dramatize a break with the past, an Ontario school board approved a ceremony burning several books with contents deemed racially insensitive to First Nations people. There has been a significant backlash as the news came out. Discuss appropriate and inappropriate ways to pursue ethnic harmony with today's article.

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Today's Alternate Article: A Michigan high school soccer coach apologized
Readability Score: 9.5

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10/19/2021 Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state - Rolling Stones phase out popular hit 'Brown Sugar'

Today's Article: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state
From: Agence France-Press
Readability Score: 10.6

Should governments use police robots to monitor citizens?

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Today's Alternate Article: Rolling Stones phase out popular hit 'Brown Sugar'
Readability Score: 6.7

Monday, October 18, 2021

10/18/2021 NYC will phase out Gifted and Talented program - Remains of pilot lost at sea during WWII are buried in Maine

Today's Article: NYC will phase out Gifted and Talented program

From: New York Daily News
Readability Score: 11.5

Should programs for Gifted students be eliminated?

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Today's Alternate Article: Remains of pilot lost at sea during WWII are buried in Maine
Readability Score: 8.2

Friday, October 15, 2021

10/15/2021 Massive Byzantine-era winery discovered in Israel - Colorado Health System denies kidney transplant to unvaccinated woman and donor

Today's Article: Massive Byzantine-era winery discovered in Israel

From: NPR
Readability Score: 12.4

The truth is in the wine. New...old...winery unearthed in Israel.

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Today's Alternate Article: Colorado Health System denies kidney transplant to unvaccinated woman and donor
Readability Score: 7.3