Fresh Persuasive Topics

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  1. ms_chandler

    ms_chandler Comrade

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    Last year, I asked this same question, and I chose to go along with the dress code issue. Some were good, but others had more of a complaining tone to them. I want to go with something else this year.

    I'm thinking of 2 right now:

    persuading me to read their favorite book

    persuading their community to 'go green'

    I am thinking to go with something edgier, but I have no idea. I need suggestions for 7th graders.

    Thanks!
     
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    persuading you that the school should NOT have access to what's on their cell phones?
     
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    Other ideas:

    Parents should be able to have access to MSN accounts.
    The driving age should be lowered to 14.
    Students over the age of 14 should be paid to go to school.
    Blocks on school computers should be removed.
    Students should be allowed to listen to their iPods while working in class.
     
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    Here are some topics my persuaders are doing on our team:

    Manners
    Forgiveness
    Is a college education really worth it?
    Is God being removed from our society?
    Genetic engineering

    Others from previous years:
    Water
    ACLU (may be too much for 7th graders)

    I can't think of any more from my team, but I heard one at a meet last weekend about women and rap music. Interesting...
     
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    How about: Parents should have access to their children's email and texts?

    Obviously, most students will be against it, but most kids are against dress code, too!
     
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    How about some old debate topics:

    Honestly is more important than friendship.

    Justice is more important than mercy.
     
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    How about:
    Should school not give homework?
    Should student athletes need passing grades to play sports?
    Do suspensions deter students from bad behavioral choices?
    Should the driving age be raised to 18?
     
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    Found one that sparked an interest:

    Should parents serve jail time with their kids for their crimes?
     
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    Shou'ld apostrophe's be use'd in publi'c? :lol:
    Seriously, should with spell check available, should grammar/spelling be taught?
     

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