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Debate Topics

1. All students should have an after school job.
2. Partial birth abortion should be illegal.
3. Every student should be required to take a performing arts course.
4. Homework should be banned.
5. School uniforms should be required.
6. Year round education is not a good idea for student learning.

1. Physical Education should be required of all students throughout high school.
2. All students should be required to perform one year of community service.
3. Schools should block Youtube.
4. Students should be able to leave school for lunch.
5. All parents should be required to attend parenting classes before having a child.
6. Single-sex schools are better for students.
7. Cyberbullying that occurs outside of school, should be punished by the school.
8. Teachers should not be allowed to contact students through social media.
9. Public prayer should not be allowed in schools.
10. High stakes state testing should be abolished.
11. All people should be vegetarians.
12. Renewable forms of energy should be subsidized by the government.
13. America should be able to provide foreign aid to countries that kill and sell
items from endangered animals.
14. It is never appropriate for the government to restrict freedom of speech.
15. Human cloning should be banned.
16. Poetry should be removed from the curriculum.
17. The US Government should fund a space mission to Mars.
18. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) should be banned.
19. Democracy is the best form of government.
20. All citizens who do not vote should pay a fine.
21. The death penalty should be abolished.
22. Sports stars should be positive role models.

1. The right to bear arms is a necessary constitutional amendment.
2. Progressive tax rates are unfair.
3. The voting age should be lowered.
4. The driving age should be raised.
5. Video games are too violent.
6. History (or other subject _______) is an important subject in school.
7. Schools should not be allowed to track students by academic level.
8. Students should be required to pass algebra to graduate.
9. Affirmative action should be abolished.
10. Students should not be graded on their handwriting.
11. America should not give foreign aid to other countries.
12. The US government should provide Internet service for every citizen.
13. People should be fined for not recycling.
14. Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sports.
15. Parents should be allowed to choose their baby's gender.
16. Animal testing should be banned.
17. Drone attacks against specific targets are a necessary part of modern warfare.

All students should take an online course. A border fence should be constructed between US and Mexico. 2. (Note: This provides students with historical context for the 19th Amendment. 4. 3. The theory of Intelligent design should be taught in science classes.  Is animal testing a justified?  Is the death penalty appropriate? Or should it be banned?  Should cell phones be used during class?  Should laptops be allowed in classrooms?  Is global warming an issue?  Is there good reason for the American war on terror?  Does school detention do any good in high schools?  What impact does social networking and social networking sites have on society?  Is euthanasia justified?  Are video games containing violence appropriate for children?  Are single sex schools more effective than co-ed schools?  Is television an effective tool in building the minds of children?  Should jobs be subcontracted into developing countries?  Is cloning animals ethical?  Is the grading system used in high school effective?  Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities?  Is it justified to develop nuclear energy for commercial use?  Is it effective to censor parts of the media?  Are humans to blame for certain animal extinctions?  Are alternative energy sources effective and justified?  Do school uniforms make school a more effective place to learn?  Is drug testing athletes justified?  Is it appropriate for adolescents to be sentenced to life without parole?  Should high schools provide daycare services for students who have children? .) 5. Women should not get the right to vote. 1. Social media comments should be protected by free speech.