20 Debate Speech Topics in My Portfolio

Debate speech topics list of more than twenty controversial conversational altercations for high school debate topic purposes. Let me provide here some indispensable explanation remarks before you read the whole list of issues and proposition below: the words should, could, why, do or does, is or are indicate that it regards speech topics for a high school debate or any other discussion session where the use of universal persuasion techniques is demanded or even required.
1. Should school students face a mandatory drug test?

2. Should the African Union copy the European Union cooperation model? And with or without a economic and monetary union? Or should they keep it to only political partnership based on reciprocity?

3. Should students be required to wear a school uniform?

4. Debate speech topics on huge sports events are hot. Take for example: the Olympic Games a waste of money?

5. Should all African conflicts be handled by African countries themselves, and not by third parties?

6. Is our nation still unprepared for disasters? Or other debate topic themes about safety.

7. Should school prayer be prohibited? In public schools only and /or in libraries and similar public buildings?

8. Should skateboards and any look-a-like large roller-skate wheel transportation devices be prohibited on sidewalks?

9. Should minorities be treated differentially? Sub-question: What does it say about the current level of democracy?

10. Should the age to vote be reduced to 16? Now a person iseligible to vote in a public election at eighteen years old.

11. Should 16 year old people be allowed to get a tattoo? Or other speech ideas on for example ear and body part piercings?

12. Should the Double Jeopardy Rule – nobody can be tried twice for the same offence – be abolished?

13. Could a President serve for more than two terms?

14. Should the use of animals in sports and entertainment be banned?

15. Should there be a curfew for people under 18 years to reduce crime?

16. Sideline: Are certain persuasive issues not appropriate for debate speech topics?

17. Should homework assignments be limited to a maximum of three nights a week?

18. Do school autorities have the right to search students’ lockers? Or other education related debate topic issues:

19. Do adopted children have the right to know who their biological parents are?

20. Should there be green taxes on aviation fuel?

21. Should factory farming of chickens be banned?

22. Does Hollywood movies have a bad influence on the world:

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