The French government should permit students to wear visible religious symbols in state schools. Junk food should be banned in schools. Are there other ways society can help each other? Pledge of Allegiance Private swimming pools are unethical. Is free tuition for all plausible and helpful to society? Debates could examine how the legalization of gay marriage has affected society as a whole. If the division is too lopsided then choose a new topic. Is it unethical to eat meat? Do the nutrition and safety benefits outweigh the extra cost? Current issues, fashion, social issues, environmental issues, etc.
The United States should negotiate with Osama Bin Laden The United States should open federal lands and offshore areas for oil drilling The United States should pay reparations for slavery. Professional athletes should not be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games. Single-sex education is better than co-ed. Adoption Rights There is talk on state and federal levels of an adoption agency's right to exclude certain types of parents or families from adopting children from them. Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. The fact remains that a good debate has the ability to arouse mixed feelings some of which may be latent and hostile feelings towards a particular issue.
Call on a student from the minority side to make an opening statement. Political and Controversial Debate Topics Gun Control The debate over gun control centers around whether citizens should be able to own and carry guns. Zoos do more good than harm. What are the ramifications of this flippant take on sexual experiences? Advertisements around schools should be banned. Water rates should be the same price for farmers and residential customers.
Junk food should be banned from school cafeterias and vending machines. The United States should guarantee health care for its residents. Do terrorists and other prisoners maintain basic rights, or are there a specific set of rights for this population? To prepare, consider some of these interesting debate topics, issues, and questions to help formulate a solid argument. In the following topics' list, one can either have a positive or a negative view i. Should prescription drugs be advertised directly to consumers? How does one go about discussing funny debate topics? The elimination of global poverty is the greatest moral challenge facing the work today. Wondering what to debate about at your English Learning Club? You can or you can if you are already a member. Employment creation should be the chief aim of our planning.
State high schools should substantially expand vocational training. But the very core of a debate would still need to be brought out. A debate is a mandatory and 'must-have' activity in many schools and colleges due to its many advantages. The more passionate you are about a topic, the better the debate will be. Is blocking content effective or will students just try to find a way to get around it and see what they are missing? Released felons should have voting rights. On balance, video games do more good than harm.
Homeland security is more important than protection of civil liberties. Middle schools should have mandatory drug testing for participation in extracurricular activities. Will you improve in 24 hours? Call on someone from the opposing side to refute the argument put forth. Wal-Mart is good for America. You can go through these topics and frame out your own debate questions.
All students should be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Some would say social media has contributed to enhancing relationships by allowing people to share parts of their life with a larger group of people at one time. A great way to prepare for this is, once you have your interesting debate topic chosen; is to list the pros and cons to be able to see both sides of the issue clearly. The war against child labour is be being lost. Affirmative action is a good idea. Diet Pills Should be banned Drinking Age Drug companies should not be allowed to advertise prescription drugs to the general public.
Follow the debate with a writing assignment forcing each student to clearly explain his or her position. The private life of the politicians is no concern of the public. Websites like Google and Facebook have taken actions to help consumers spot fake news and remove sites or users peddling misinformation. How does social media affect relationships with people, is it helpful or harmful? Why you say what you say and what are the arguments that are leading to this conclusion - all that would need to be discussed as well. Cellular phones should be allowed in schools. There should be mandatory drug testing for participation in extracurricular activities.
Writing an argumentative essay on breast cancer and the possible irritants in everyday things such as soaps, laundry detergents and deodorants as being possible causes of breast cancer will undoubtedly create a bit of a stir. We are as sick as we are secret. Each question is linked to a related Times article, which you can access free, and includes additional subquestions to help you flesh out your ideas. Surveillance of Employees Terrorism Laws Teachers should not be allowed to give candy as rewards. Finally, try combining all those three things into one topic that you feel passionate about. Do electronic voting machines improve the voting process? Parents should not purchase war toys for their children.