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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: speechanddebate.org/topics/)

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. 


Schedule

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: mnudl@augsburg.edu