Debate Workshops

JSA Debate Workshops

Debate Workshop is a JSA-style debate program that is a crucial part of the JSA Summer School experience. You and your classmates will be divided into sections where you will research and then debate a variety of controversial resolutions. 

Once the 2020 Debate Topics have been finalized, you will receive a link to rate your topic preferences online BEFORE you arrive for your summer program.

JSA Debate topics cover a variety of subjects, for an idea of what to expect, please see the below debate topics from the previous summer school session.

2019 Summer Debate Topics:

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Please note: JSA Summer School is a nonpartisan program. The 2019 JSA Summer School Debate Resolutions were written by professors of speech and debate to provoke debate and do not reflect the position of The Junior State of America Foundation, the Junior State of America, or any of its staff members.
The JSAF, JSA, and its staff members take no position except that high school students should be prepared for active and informed citizenship and leadership in our system of law and democratic government.