March Topics Released

February 3, 2009

Lincoln-Douglas 2009 March/April Topic:


Resolved:  Vigilantism is justified when the government has failed to enforce the law.


Vigilantism Revisited: Why Can’t Dick Shoot Henry for Stealing Jane’s Truck


Decorabilia: Vigilantism Topic Resources


Vigilantism, 1937


Defining Vigilantism


American Legal Information: Vigilantism


Vigilante Justice: A Proper Response to Government Failure


Vigilante Justice in Latin America



Public Forum 2009 March Topic:


Resolved: That, on balance, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 has improved academic achievement in the United States.


No Child Left Behind: Testing, Reporting, and Accountability


Five Myths About the No Child Left Behind Act


Negative Implications of NCLB: Graduation Rates Go Down School Rating Goes Up


No Politician Left Behind


NCLB: Conspiracy, Compliance, or Creativity


States Charged with Implementing Bush’s National Education


NCLB: Misguided Approachto School Accountability for English Language Learners


The Issue Left Behind


Research Center: No Child Left Behind



  1. Grr…This topic makes me want to be in PF debate. I would have so much fun debating that, oh well.

  2. Can you post arguments like you did for the felon resolution? Thanks

  3. This topic is really annoying! I DONT LIKE IT! 😦

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