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14 Nov 2012
critical thinking | Education | Free Speech | Free speech debate | history | nationalism | patriotism | protest | Free to know | Teaching | Education | Free Speech Debate
The case: The Japanese New History Textbook controversyA textbook entitled New History Textbook (Atarashii Rekishi Kyokasho) was published by a committee...
This House believes Tennessee is correct to protect teachers who wish to explore the merits of creationism
13 Nov 2012
Climate Change | Cloning | Creationism | Education | Evolution | Freedom of expression | Religion | School | Science | teaching | Tennessee | Free to know | Free Speech Debate
The case: Teaching creationism in US schoolsOn April 11 2012, Tennessee passed a law that will protect teachers who choose to explore the merits of creationism...
4 Jul 2012
Columbine | Crime & Policing | Education | Education General | guns | handguns | Schools | Second amendment | Teachers | Texas | Violence | Teaching | Youth | Education | Law | Society
This debate refers specifically to the United States of America but many of the arguments would be applicable to other countries around the world. In recent...
25 May 2012
aid | crime | Crime & Policing | Criminals | Deviance | Deviant | Education | Frustration | ghetto | Government | poverty | Punishment | Riots | social deprivation | Society | Support | TAX | Uprising | Victim | wealth | Law | Society
Since the advent of modern social science, sociologists and criminologists have been preoccupied with finding the answer to what is the root cause of criminal...
17 Apr 2012
Single-sex schools are schools that only admit those of one specific gender, believing that the educational environment fostered by a single gender is more...
13 Apr 2012
diet | eating | Education | health | information | menu | resturant | Health General | Weight | Health
We all want and should eat better. And each of us has different definitions and priorities when it comes to “good food”. For some good equals...
3 Apr 2012
autonomy | Colonialism | Democracy | Education | English language | International personality | Politics | Statehood | United States of America | Government | Local government | Voting
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States located in the north-eastern...
2 Mar 2012
In a landmark ruling, the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Vernonia School District v. Acton that schools could randomly test student athletes for drug use, after...
22 Feb 2012
The role that undergraduate studies play in employment and education is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher – not only for individual students, but...
21 Feb 2012
Class | Education | Merit | Pay | Performance related | Teachers | teaching | Employment | Education
Merit pay for state school teachers means rewarding teachers for better performance according to specific and measurable criteria. State schools are schools...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
On behalf of the SMU Debating Society, I would like to invite your institution to participate in the SMU Intervarsity Debating Championship 2008 (SMU...