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High School Debate – National Topic

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Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

(View more about this year’s debate topic on the NSDA Website:

Due to COVID-19, the national policy debate topic season is slated to be fully online. As a community partner program with Minneapolis Public Schools and Saint Paul Public Schools (along with a handful of local charters) our programming will continue to take cues from the district, city and state leadership. 


The 2020 policy debate season will be held virtually on these dates: 

  • Rosemount (10/3)
  • U of M (10/9 & 10/10)
  • Patrick Henry (10/24)
  • Roseville Rosebowl – (10/30 and 10/31)
  • Farmington (11/6 & 11/7)
  • Highland Park (11/13 & 11/14)
  • UMBrooks (11/21)
  • UDL Champs (12/11 & 12/12)

For general questions, or for how to get debate at your school please email: