Student Tip: Identify your top three topics and brainstorm what your possible points could be before choosing one.

1. Some educational experts believe that homework is beneficial for students while others believe it is not helpful. Do you think teachers should assign homework? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

2. Recent violence in American schools has made some people believe that all schools should have an armed guard to protect them. Do you think this is a good idea? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

3. Many schools have rules about what personal technology students may use during class. Do you think students should be permitted to use Mp-3 players, cell phones, tablets, and other personal technology at school? Defend your
opinion with facts and research.

4. Bullying is a serious issue in American schools. What should be done to prevent bullying? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

5. Recently, some school districts in have adopted a 4 day school week, in which students go to school for 10 hours a day on Monday -Thursday in order to save money. Do you think this is a good idea? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

6. Some American schools have created singlesex classes, saying that students learn better without the opposite sex as a distraction. Do you agree with this? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

7. Most schools have a dress code prohibiting any clothing that interferes with the educational process. Do you think this is a good idea? Defend your opinion with facts and research.

8. Compared with students in other countries, American students rank 25th in math and 17th in science on international exams. Should Americans be concerned? What should be done to increase American students’ math and science achievement?