Academic journal article Social Education

Does Gaming Hurt or Help?

Academic journal article Social Education

Does Gaming Hurt or Help?

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THE EDITORIAL PAGES of a newspaper are a place where newspaper staff, specialists in an issue, and ordinary citizens can share their opinions with readers. The editorial writer often tries to convince the reader that a certain opinion or point of view is closer to the truth than is any competing perspective. In contrast, the newspaper reporter usually tries to give the reader a balanced view of a controversial topic by describing it from different perspectives.

Read carefully the two editorials below, which were printed in the same newspaper on different days. They provide two different perspectives on the topic of Indian Gaming. A glossary of words that may be new to you follows each editorial; these words are bold in the editorials. Answer the six questions below for each editoral. Then discuss your answers in small groups (or with the whole class). Remember that Indian Gaming is a controversial topic, and there may not be a single "correct" policy toward gaming that is best for every state, community, or Indian tribe. …

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