BPS Speech and Debate Constitution 

This document details the rules, procedures and expectations for all speech and debate programs participating in BPS hosted speech & debate tournaments.  Coaches, please familiarize yourself and your team with these rules.  

This website includes resources for Brevard Public Schools speech and debate coaches and judges. 

Click on the tabs above to see resources for each event.

Current Debate Topics:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2018 November/December Topic

Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

Public Forum Debate – 2018 November/December Topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.

Big Questions Debate - School Year 2018-2019 Topic:

Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.

Extemporaneous SpeakingThe topic areas for the October 2018 tournament are: US Politics, US Education Policy, US Foreign Policy, US Society and Technology.  Practice questions can be found in the coaches' resource section for Extemp.  

Check the official invitation to each tournament for a complete listing of all rules, procedures and deadlines.