La Salle Forum Invitational
2015 — PA/US
Topics for Debate, Congress, and Extemp
Policy Debate - The 2015-2016 Policy Debate Topic is "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance."
Lincoln Douglas Debate: The November-December 2015 Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic is "Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice."
Public Forum Debate: The December 2015 Public Forum Debate Topic is "Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States."
Congressional Debate: The Congressional Houses will use the PCFL Legislation packet as well as all additional legislation emailed to ShayR@lschs.org by December 1st. Each school may submit up to 2 pieces of legislation for debate.
Extemporaneous Speaking: The Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas will be the same as the 2016 PHSSL Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas:
- US Candidates & Elections
- Privacy Issues
- European Economy
- World Human Rights
- New Frontiers in Science
Extemporaneous Commentary: The Extemporaneous Commentary Topic Areas will be the same as the 2016 PHSSL Extemporaneous Commentary Topic Areas:
- Global Economy
- The Obama Legacy
- Social Media
- World Health Issues
- International Leaders
- Pennsylvania Politics