Discussions

We bring you a new topic every other week to discuss with students inside your classroom and from schools around the country.

Should people in the U.S. Illegally be Allowed to get Drivers' Licenses?

Drivers' Licenses don't just prove that you're a competent driver.  They also let drivers get insurance, prove their age...

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Should the U.S. have Universal Healthcare?

Universal Healthcare means health care for everyone. Not everyone in the U.S. can see a doctor without paying a lot of m...

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Are Violent Video Games Causing Gun Violence in America?

Call of Duty... Grand Theft Auto... Halo. These video games are very violent and very popular. By the end of 2019, there...

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Is there a potential troll in all of us?

Trolls are all over the internet annoying people to no end, but what makes someone an internet troll? Based on the scien...

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Should We Raise the Federal Minimum Wage?

Raising the federal minimum wage is a complex issue with potential positives and negatives on both sides. And even exper...

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Should Teachers Be Armed at School?

School shootings are horrible tragedies. There's no debate about that.But how to stop these shootings is an ongoing ques...

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Can We Trust Social Media Influencers?

Beauty brands, clothes, shoes... whatever product, social media influencers wield serious selling power on Instagram and...

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Are You an Optimist or Pessimist About Our Ability to Take on Climate Change?

Earth is getting warmer, and the temperature is predicted to continue to climb. This means things like sea level rise, s...

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What Should We Do to Address Microfiber Pollution?

When you hear “plastic pollution," you might picture six-pack rings wrapped around seagulls or beaches littered with pla...

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The Electoral College: Why Such a Big Debate?

Can you become President of the U.S. even if you didn't get the most votes? Yes, thanks to the Electoral College. It was...

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How does the practice of gerrymandering make you feel about voting in the future?

Fair elections are at the heart of American democracy, but many people argue that politicians have been undermining this...

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Should Zoos Exist?

Zoos are great places to learn more about exotic animals. Zoos also study and protect endangered species. But, captive a...

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Should School Start Later?

Many schools have pushed back their start time to help students get more sleep. Advocates claim a later start time helps...

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Would Banning Plastic Bottles Help or Hurt the Planet?

It seems obvious that using fewer plastic water bottles would be a good thing for our environment, but sometimes the alt...

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What Election Topics Should We Cover?

Election 2020 is just around the corner and Above the Noise is gearing up to create a series of videos designed to help...

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