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List of 100 Class Debate Topics

  1. Are Children of Illegal Immigrants Entitled to a Public Education?
  2. Are High School Students Being Worked Too Hard?
  3. Are Some Youth Sports Too Intense?
  4. Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive?
  5. Can Cellphones Be Educational Tools?
  6. Can Graffiti Ever Be Considered Art?
  7. Can Money Buy You Happiness?
  8. Can You Be Good Without God?
  9. Do Kids Need Recess?
  10. Do Laws That Ban Offensive Words Make the World a Better Place?
  11. Do Leaders Have Moral Obligations?
  12. Do Our Neighborhoods Define Who We Are?
  13. Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters?
  14. Do Photoshopped Images Promote Unrealistic Expectations of Beauty and Body Image?
  15. Do Students Learn Best When They Direct Their Own Education?
  16. Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?
  17. Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?
  18. Do We Give Children Too Many Trophies?
  19. Do You Trust Your Government?
  20. Does Class Size Matter?
  21. Does Classroom Technology Enhance What and How Students Learn? Or, Does It Get in the Way of Learning?
  22. Does Life Exist — or Has It Ever Existed — Somewhere Besides Earth?
  23. Does Reality TV Promote Dangerous Stereotypes? Or, Does It Ever Actually Do Some Good?
  24. Does Separating Boys and Girls Help Students Perform Better in School?
  25. Does Technology Get in the Way of Learning?
  26. Does Technology Make Us More Alone?
  27. Has Facebook Lost Its Edge?
  28. Have Curse Words Become So Common They Have Lost Their Shock Value?
  29. How Important Is Arts Education?
  30. How Necessary Is a College Education?
  31. How Should Parents Address Internet Pornography?
  32. How Should Parents Handle a Bad Report Card?
  33. How Should We Prevent Future Mass Shootings?
  34. How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?
  35. How Young Is Too Young for an iPhone?
  36. How Young Is Too Young to Date? (Or, Is Dating a Thing of the Past?)
  37. If Football Is So Dangerous to Players, Should We Be Watching It?
  38. Is a Healthier School Lunch Program a Lost Cause?
  39. Is a Longer School Calendar a Good Idea?
  40. Is Cheating Getting Worse?
  41. Is Cheerleading a Sport?
  42. Is Home-Schooling Better Than a Traditional Education?
  43. Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?
  44. Is It O.K. for Men and Boys to Comment on Women and Girls on the Street?
  45. Is It O.K. to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Beliefs?
  46. Is It Offensive for Sports Teams to Use Native American Names and Mascots?
  47. Is It Unethical for Zoos to Kill Healthy Animals Under Their Care?
  48. Is Prom Worth It?
  49. Is School Designed More for Girls Than Boys?
  50. Is School Teaching You the Skills You’ll Need to Succeed in Life?
  51. Is Smoking Still a Problem Among Teenagers?
  52. Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies?
  53. Is TV Too White? And, What About Movies?
  54. Should a College Education Be Free?
  55. Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?
  56. Should College Football Players Get Paid?
  57. Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?
  58. Should Companies Collect Information About Us?
  59. Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction?
  60. Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?
  61. Should Home-Schoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?
  62. Should Marijuana Be Legal?
  63. Should Middle School Students Be Drug Tested?
  64. Should Parents Let Their Children Play Football?
  65. Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?
  66. Should People Be Allowed to Obscure Their Identities Online?
  67. Should Racial Epithets Be Removed From ‘Huck Finn’?
  68. Should Reading and Math Be Taught in Gym Class Too?
  69. Should Schools Be Allowed to Use Corporal Punishment?
  70. Should Schools Offer Cash Bonuses for Good Test Scores?
  71. Should Schools Put Tracking Devices in Students’ ID Cards?
  72. Should Stores Sell Violent Video Games to Minors?
  73. Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?
  74. Should Students Be Allowed to Skip Senior Year of High School?
  75. Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?
  76. Should Tablet Computers Become the Primary Way Students Learn in Class?
  77. Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State?
  78. Should the Dropout Age Be Raised?
  79. Should the Government Limit the Size of Sugary Drinks?
  80. Should the Private Lives of Famous People Be Off Limits?
  81. Should the School Day Start Later?
  82. Should the United States Stop Using the Death Penalty?
  83. Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?
  84. Should We Rethink How Long Students Spend in High School?
  85. Should Women Be Allowed to Fight on the Front Lines Alongside Men? And, Should They Be Required to Register for the Draft?
  86. Should You Care About the Health and Safety of Those Making Your Clothing?
  87. Should You Feel Guilty About Killing Spiders, Ants or Other Bugs?
  88. Should You Go to Jail for Kicking a Cat?
  89. What Current Musicians Will Stand the Test of Time?
  90. What Is More Important: Our Privacy or National Security?
  91. What Should Be Done to Stop Cyberbullying?
  92. What Time Should Black Friday Sales Start?
  93. What Words or Phrases Are Overused and Should Go Away?
  94. When Do You Become an Adult?
  95. When Is the Use of Military Force Justified?
  96. When Should You Feel Guilty for Killing Zombies?
  97. Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
  98. Whose Fault Is It if a Child Is Failing in School?
  99. Would You Feel Safer With Armed Guards Patrolling Your School?
  100. Would You Trade Your Paper Books for Digital Versions?
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