Practice Ideas for Debate
1. Should students be permitted to leave school
2. Should schools institute uniforms?
3. Should teens be permitted to create school
4. Should a job, such as washing cars or
baby-sitting, be permitted if grades are poor?
5. Should teens be allowed to use their own
money to purchase whatever they want?
6. Should students be allowed to get any
haircut they want?
7. Should teens be permitted to have a party
8. Should teens be allowed to go anywhere they
want to with their friends?
9. Should teens be given an allowance or an
increase of allowance without cause?
10. Should teens be permitted to go to a PG-13 or
R rated movie?
11. Must teens inform their parents about their
12. Should teens be permitted to have a pet?
13. Should teens be required to do chores around
the house? Which jobs?
14. Should teens be permitted to have private
drawers or closets?
15. Must teens dress up for those special
occasions that adults feel are important?
16. Should teens be allowed to take up any hobby
or musical instrument?
17. Should teens be allowed to stay home when the
family goes to visit someone for the day?
18. Should teens be permitted to have a TV in
19. Should teens be allowed to have ears or body
20. Should teens be allowed to get a tattoo?
21. Should teens be required to wear mandatory
22. Should students have homework assignments
23. Should there be corporal punishment at school?
24. Does society have a right to put someone to
25. Should you have a curfew? If so, when should
the curfew be?
26. Should school hours be changed to 12:00 to
27. Should students be allowed to bring their pets
28. Should students be allowed to choose the books
that are being assigned for a course?
29. Should students have the freedom to choose
their own books?
30. Should the age to vote, smoke, or drink be
raised or lowered?
31. Should kids between the ages of ten and
thirteen be allowed at the mall without adult supervision?
32. Should skateboards be allowed on sidewalks?
33. Should animals be used for scientific
34. Should Pokemon cards be allowed in schools?
35. Is television is better than books?
36. Do girls have it better than boys?
37. Should computers replace teachers?
38. Beauty is only skin deep.
39. Is man in charge of his own destiny?