Miami Beach Senior High School

Persuasive prompts

  • Should boxing be banned?
  • Should the driving age be raised to 18?
  • Should semi-automatic weapons be banned?
  • Should teens who murder be executed?
  • Should hunting be outlawed?
  • Should recycling be mandatory?
  • Should schools require student uniforms?
  • Should college athletes be paid?
  • Should condoms be available in high school?
  • Should the death penalty be abolished?
  • Should handguns be banned?
  • Should assisted suicide be permitted?
  • Should legal immigration be stopped?
  • Should dying people be kept on life support?
  • Should tobacco products be banned?
  • Should the logging industry be allowed to harvest public forests?
  • Should state lotteries be banned?
  • Should alcoholic beverages be banned?
  • Should alcoholic beverages be legalized for all ages?
  • Should the Internet be censored?
  • Should school prayer be allowed?
  • Should music lyrics be censored?
  • Should extremist groups (i.e. KKK, skinheads)
  • be banned?
  • Should parents of teen vandals be held responsible for their child's damage?
  • Should research on cloning be discontinued?
  • Should convicted sex offenders' names be made public?
  • Should affirmative action laws which give special privileges to minorities be eliminated?
  • Should a rookie salary cap be enforced in pro sports?
  • Should the U.S. provide foreign aid?
  • Should females in the military be excluded from combat and other "hazardous" duties?
  • Should high schools be segregated by the sex of the student?
  • Should parents of students who are excessively absent from school be prosecuted under the law?
  • Should "home schooling" be permitted?
  • Should Native Americans be allowed to have gambling casinos on their reservations?
  • Should students failing their classes in high school have their driver's license revoked?
  • Should pros be allowed to draft college athletes before they graduate?
  • Should wolves be reintroduced to public lands?
  • Should free, disposable needles be given to drug addicts?
  • Should marijuana be legalized?
  • Should adopted children be given the choice of contacting their biological parents?
  • Should mothers who give their children up for adoption be allowed to keep their identity secret?
  • Should welfare be limited by time?
  • Should all pregnant women be required to take an AIDS test?
  • Should off-shore drilling be banned?
  • Should school funding come from local property taxes?
  • Should casino gambling be legalized in Ohio?
  • Should the U.S. phase out the Electoral College (regarding presidential elections)?
  • Should abortion be legal?
  • Should students be required to pass proficiency tests in order to graduate from high school?
  • Should people pulled over fur DUI have their license suspended for life?
  • Should pagers and cell phones be allowed in school?
  • Should families of victims be allowed to decide the punishment of those who commit crimes?
  • Should smoking be allowed in school?

NOTE: Watch the news, listen to the radio, read the newspaper, and watch for topics not listed above. If you wish to choose your own topic, please see your teacher for approval.

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