Oceans is selected as 2014-15 policy debate topic
On January 10, 2014, ballots from 31 states, the National Catholic Forensic League, National Debate Coaches Association and the National Forensic League were tabulated at NFHS headquarters to select the 2014-15 national high school policy debate topic. Oceans was selected over Middle East Policy Reform with 71% of the votes.
In October the five topic areas were narrowed to two as part of a two-stage balloting process. Use of the second ballot assures that a majority of coaches across the nation favor the chosen topic area and resolution.
National Policy Debate Topic Area Balloting:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.
10 MIDDLE EAST POLICY REFORM
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its constructive engagement with the government of one or more of the following: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority.