Extemporaneous SpeakingThe topic areas for the March 24, 2018 tournament are (in no particular order):

  • U.S. Politics (Russian Election Interference, the Trump Administration, the U.S. State Department and the Midterm Elections)
  • U.S. Constitutional and Legal Issues (Free Speech & Protest, Gun Control, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Data Privacy)
  • U.S. Foreign Policy (ISIS, Relations with N. Korea, Relations with the UN, Relations with Russia)                    
  • International Issues (the rise of neo Nazi ideologies in Europe, Cyber Attacks, and the Status of the EU)

Results for Brevard County #1 at Cocoa High School (January 20, 2018)

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

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Current Debate topics appear in red.  Former debate 

topics appear in gray.  

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2018 March/April Topic

Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2018 January/February Topic

Resolved: Plea bargaining ought to be abolished in the United States criminal justice system.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate - 2017 November/December Topic:

Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.

Public Forum Debate – 2018 March Topic Area: Separation of Powers

Resolved: On balance, the current Authorization for Use of Military Force gives too much power to the president.

Public Forum Debate – 2018 February Topic Area: Tax Reform

Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.

Public Forum Debate – 2018 January Topic Area: Europe

Resolved: Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.

Public Forum Debate – 2017 December Topic Area: Sports & Society

Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Public Forum Debate – 2017 November Topic (the topic changes monthly from this point on)

Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.

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