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Independent Media Educates

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“My students love learning about current events and they especially appreciate being able to read and listen to news that is not broadcast or printed in their local mainstream media outlets. In the past school year, I was extremely grateful for the in-depth coverage of the elections, war/occupation in Iraq, and international events (especially of Darfur and Haiti). The topics that the students learned in class became so much more real and relevant to them as they were able to connect those topics to events happening."
–Ji Lee, American Government Teacher, College Preparatory and Architecture Academy

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