1. Our first tournaments are this Saturday, October 5th (Parliamentary at P.S. 161, Harlem and Public Forum at IN-Tech Academy, the Bronx). Each student MUST fill out a permission slip before the tournament. They will only have to complete it once for the year. The form can be found here: https://www.tfaforms.com/348080
To check who has already filled it out, go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eNPjl0g9yszpcHHrqJqjtOv8pPOgdZw4_dTTWS9XlN8/edit?ts=5d962280#gid=0
2. Current Topics for Parliamentary Debate
-This House would require metal detectors in schools.
-This House would require equal pay for male and female athletes.
-This House supports religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccines.
3. Current Topics for Public Forum Debate
-Varsity/Advanced & Junior Varsity/Intermediate: Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative
-Beginners & Novice: The United States should end the death penalty.
Thank you for your participation in New York City Urban Debate League. Your passion and dedication will surely lead to a fantastic year of debate!