Ideas for Teachers - October 2014

Websites and videos for additional study: Should Congress pass legislation to reinstate Net Neutrality rules? Should Congress pass legislation to block the EPA’s Water rule? The links above are to established, peer reviewed journals. Peer reviews are the evaluations of work by professional journalists who hold other journalists to standards of truth-in-reporting. SGAP makes a concerted effort to provide links to reliable sources, and to provide links to a balance of left-leaning and right-leaning publications. The links have been shortened for your convenience.

Issue # 1 – Net Neutrality

Do you think “Big Cable” is trying to mislead the public by saying net neutrality is the same as over-regulation? Do you believe charging more for premium Internet services is a good idea? Do you think net neutrality will keep telecom companies from developing ideas and innovations for those who use the Internet?

Issue # 2 - EPA’s Water Rule

Do you think farmers and ranchers would be right to feel the EPA was invading their privacy if officials came on their land to inspect small bodies of water? How would you define America’s waterways? Do you feel our waterways must be strongly protected for the safety of all?