You Decide: Mastery Learning

You Decide: Mastery Learning

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

By now, most schools around the country are back in session after summer break. Are you feeling excited or are you worried about the school year to come? What if you didn’t have to worry about grades and could learn all of the material at your own pace? How would that change your feelings about education? […]

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Turns out, bake sales just aren’t cutting it anymore. As many school districts around the country face budget and funding cuts, many are struggling to make ends meet. In a lot of places, this means looking for alternative sources of revenue generation. Recently, some districts have made deals with telecom companies, allowing them to build […]

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Every four years, the Olympic Games bring the attention of the world to a single city. In 2016, that city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hosting the Olympics is considered a great honor, and “candidate” cities must go through an intense multi-stage evaluation process lasting two years in order to become eligible. However, with each […]

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

The day after Trump’s inauguration, new press secretary Sean Spicer gave his first press conference, in which he harshly criticized the media for reporting inaccurate crowd numbers at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. Spicer also asserted that Trump’s was the most widely-viewed inauguration of all time. However, photos and videos from a variety of media outlets make […]

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

During the third and final presidential debates on October 19, Republican candidate Donald Trump suggested that he would not necessarily accept the results of the upcoming November 8 election. Since then, Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against Mr. Trump for expressing doubt in the validity of the U.S. election process, which many see as […]

You Decide: Georgetown University’s Slavery Past

You Decide: Georgetown University’s Slavery Past

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

Georgetown University is a prestigious institution located in Washington, D.C. Many prominent politicians and lawmakers (including former President Bill Clinton) are graduates. Founded in 1789, Georgetown once relied heavily on the trade of enslaved workers to finance its operations. Heavily in debt by 1838, the university arranged the sale of 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana, […]

You Decide: The Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Incident

You Decide: The Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Incident

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

Here at btw, we are not afraid to delve into controversial subjects. This is because we believe in presenting you with as much information as possible, from both sides of the issue. On May 28, a four-year old boy climbed through a barrier to the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio and […]

You Decide: Should Apple Assist the FBI’s Investigation?

You Decide: Should Apple Assist the FBI’s Investigation?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last year, btw brought you news of a shooting that took place in San Bernardino by married couple, Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook.  As part of the investigation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been unsuccessful in unlocking one of the shooter’s iPhones that it collected as evidence. It has asked Apple […]

You Decide: Should Soda Come With a Warning Label?

You Decide: Should Soda Come With a Warning Label?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last year, btw brought you a story about the state of New York’s failed attempt to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces in the state. . Now, one city (Baltimore, Maryland) and two states (New York and California) have introduced legislation that could require certain drinks to be sold with a warning label. It would […]