Lincoln-Douglas Debate Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.
Policy Debate Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.
Novice Topic Areas: On the funding side: - Increase funding for Native American education - Increase funding for school choice vouchers - Increase funding for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs
On the regulation side: - Ban zero tolerance discipline policies - Funding equalization for funding low-income schools (perhaps by overruling the Supreme Court case of San Antonio Independent School District v Rodriguez (1973, 5-4) that denied 14th Amendment grounds for declaring education a fundamental right)
Public Forum Debate Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.
Coordinator: Albert Liu Assistants: Ande Siegel and Cindy Wang
Co-Coordinators: Max Kornfeld and Hale Masaki Assistant Coordinators: Phani Chintakunta and Eli Goldstein
Public Forum Debate
Co-Coordinators: Levi Dyson and Edward Wu Assistant Coordinator: Ayush Ajmani