Archive for August, 2009


Thinking About Poverty: Policy Topic 09-10

August 21, 2009


The United States federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.

Learn about poverty in America at:

Check out debate evidence posted at:

Join the forum at:

Novice Case List Resources:

Provide aid to those homeless individuals with mental illness and/or other special needs.

(Limited to one or more of the following: Rental Vouchers, fully funding the National Housing Trust Fund, expanding aid to homeless prevention services, and/or funding maintenance of current public housing.)

Provide the necessary funding to expand early childhood education.

(Limited to one or more of the following: Even Start, Early Head Start, Head Start and/or Child Care and Development Block Grants.)

Early Childhood Education Brief

Expand Food Stamps for persons living in poverty.

Expand higher education assistance for persons living in poverty.;jsessionid=KTqQ4KTChGQslQngZq0wPDQgcXTM0sMW42yBJvgnvNNhrWDXk1R2!-2016257069!-82436048?docId=5000582911

Expand Medicaid for persons living in poverty. publications/about medicaid/nasbo final 5-1-08.pdf


We’re Back!

August 19, 2009

The 2009-2010 Season is upon us! I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready to return fresh and invigorated toward the wonderful pursuit of great debate and speeches.  Come ready to rock!