Friday, November 16, 2012

Enter Our Essay Contest

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You can WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK when your students enter our 2012-2013

Sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation

225 CASH PRIZES for students, totaling $23,000!

Help your students earn LOTS of great prizes by entering them in Stossel in the Classroom's essay contest, for students aged 13-18! And we have super prizes for teachers, too!

ESSAY TOPIC: In John Stossel's TV special and book of the same name, "No They Can't," Stossel makes the case that free people and free markets do a better job of solving problems than government. Do you think he's right? Why or why not? Please write a 500-1000 word essay on this topic, illustrating your position using a recent example of a problem private individuals solved where an attempted government solution failed OR a problem government solved where private individuals' attempts had failed. You must include at least one reference to John Stossel's "No They Can't" book or TV special.

225 students will receive CASH PRIZES totaling $23,000.

1st and 2nd place students will also win an all-expense-paid trip to New York City for themselves, a chaperone, and the teachers who submitted their essays to see a live taping of STOSSEL.

Teachers whose students receive at least an honorable mention will receive an autographed copy of one of John Stossel's best-selling books.

Each teacher may submit an unlimited number of student essays (500-1000 words) on our web site between now and the Feb. 13th deadline.

Our 2013 Edition FREE DVD Is Here! Use this link to come to our site to order our brand-new DVD, 2013 Edition: Good Intentions Gone Wrong. The DVD includes ten new video segments on a range of topics, both English and Spanish subtitles, and an accompanying Teacher Guide (also in English and Spanish) containing lesson plans, graphic organizers, activity suggestions, viewing guides, and vocabulary. Order yours today!

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