MS Debate

Resources for MS Debate Events

The OSDA is providing the information below to assist coaches with aspects of MS Debate Events.

OSDA MS Public Forum Debate Topic

November/December 2020
Resolved: In-person learning is more beneficial than distance learning.

January/February 2021
Posted December 1

March 2021 (MS State Tournament)
Posted February 1

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MS Extemp Debate

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MS Public Forum Debate

Revised for 2019-2020 (Timing)

OSDA PF "Pro / Con" Placard

EXtemp Debate

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Public Forum Debate

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OSDA PF "Pro / Con" Placard

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Past OSDA MS PF Topics

March 2020 (MS State Tournament)
Resolved: In the United States, the benefits of organized political lobbying outweigh the harms.

January/February 2020
Resolved: Technology does more harm than good.

November/December 2019
Resolved: In the United States, students should be guaranteed two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.