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Daily Reader: Edition #116

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about the right to counsel, school suspensions, and car sharing at a recent tech conference.

1. Eric Holder: A 'State of Crisis' for the Right to Counsel
The Atlantic, 3/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Atlantic: Eric Holder: A 'State of Crisis' for the Right to Counsel

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the justices unanimously declared that no citizen could get a fair trial in our criminal justice system without access to a competent lawyer. How well does U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder think the nation is meeting that obligation? Read more and learn vocabulary words like competent, ideals, indigent, integrity, legacy, reclaim, rhetoric, shoddy, and undermine.

2. Why Do We Suspend Misbehaving Students?
Slate Magazine, 3/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Slate: Why Do We Suspend Misbehaving Students?

Why is suspension such a common punishment? Suspension seems like a counterintuitive disciplinary tool, since many children would prefer to stay home from school, anyway. Read more and learn vocabulary words like concede, deterrent, draconian, efficacy, impose, spate, tolerance, trivial, and watershed.

3. Uber's Free Ride
The New Yorker, 3/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The New Yorker: Uber's Free Ride

During the recent South by Southwest Interactive, perhaps the most influential technology event of the year, the car-service start-up company Uber offered everyone in the city of Austin free rides in the vehicles of strangers. How did it turn out? Read more and learn vocabulary words like apparent, complying, demeanor, desist, dingy, festering, infamy, lauded, and tinge.

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