Debate Topics for 2023
The DC Urban Debate League follows the National Speech and Debate League topic choices for Public Forum Debate.
The United States federal government should ban single-use plastics.
Resolved: In the United States, collegiate student-athletes should be classified as employees of their educational institution.
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Beginner Public Forum
Monday 5pm & 7pm
5th-8th grade Novice Public Forum
You will learn how to articulate your constructive ideas to develop cogent arguments.
Intermediate Public Forum
7th-11th grade Public Forum
And Year 2 Debaters who have done the program before
Critical Thinking Skills
You will be able to analyze multiple topics that will challenge you to think about everything from every angle.
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9th-12th grade Public Forum
And Year 3 Debaters who have done the program before with exceptions
You will be expected to speak up, stand strong and work with others to achieve victories. Personal growth and teamwork also make you a better student.