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2011-2012 Policy Debate Topic Announcement

 

Space is selected as 2011-2012 debate topic 

 

 

 

On January 7, 2011, 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 2011-2012 national high school debate topic. Space was selected over China with 70% 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.


 

The following chart summarizes the state-by-state balloting on topic areas. 

  

HOW THEY VOTED FOR 2011-2012:

 

Choice of problem area and resolution by Official Referendum Vote:

 

Space 

  China  

Arkansas  

Colorado  

Florida  

 

Alaska  

California  

Hawaii  

Georgia 

 Idaho   Indiana     Illinois 

Iowa 

Minnesota   

Kansas 

 Michigan 

Mississippi   

 

New Hampshire  

 New York     Virginia 

Missouri 

 Montana   Nevada     NDCA     

Ohio 

 Oklahoma    Oregon         

Pennsylvania   

 South Dakota      Texas         

Utah 

 Washington   Wisconsin         
Wyoming   NCFL   NFL          
  

  

National Debate Topic Area Balloting: 

  

24           SPACE 

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s mesosphere. 

  

 

10           CHINA  

 

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement with the People’s Republic of China on one or more of the following issues: trade, currency, environment. 

 

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