15 High School Debate Topics To Engage Every Student

  1. Should school uniforms be mandatory?
  2. Is the death penalty an effective deterrent?
  3. Should cell phones be allowed in classrooms?
  4. Is homework necessary for academic success?
  5. Should standardized tests be abolished?
  6. Is censorship justified in the media?
  7. Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
  8. Is climate change primarily caused by human activity?
  9. Should athletes be paid for participating in college sports?
  10. Is genetic engineering ethical?
  11. Should the government provide free healthcare?
  12.  Is social media beneficial or harmful to society?
  13. Should the drinking age be lowered?
  14. Is animal testing necessary for medical advancements?
  15. Should the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports be allowed?

These debate topics are designed to spark thoughtful discussions and engage every high school student. Each topic presents different viewpoints and opportunities for critical thinking, helping students develop their persuasive skills and expand their knowledge on various social, ethical, and academic issues.