Education Debate Topics

Education Debate Topics: Education is a wide subject, a subject that you cannot exhaust.

Debates tend to engage students and at the same time sharpen their research and public speaking skills. Having debates in your classroom as a teacher is one way of keeping your students talking and engaged in the subject.

As a student, you will be required to do intensive research on the topic before debating or even writing the speech to state your point of view.

Below are educational debate topics that will enable you to find a topic to debate in confidence.

Education Debate Topics

Yes teachers should be responsible for holding students’ performance

Yes school bullies should get harsher punishments

Education Debate Topics

Would you enroll your child in gun safety classes if it were provided through public schools?

Women now allowed in Niagara College: Should all colleges admit both sexes?

With hard work and determination anyone can be successful

Winter weather prompts Western MT school and business: Do we need online alternatives when school close so that children don’t fall behind?

Will student debt ever go down?

Will brick and mortar schools become obsolete in the future?

Why we should have writing in schools

Why should/shouldn’t animals be kept in zoos?

Why books are educational

Who gets dress coded more, girls or boys?

Which is better? Computers(yes) or books(no)?

Whether or not East and West will ever become culturally, Socially, Religiously etc one or will remain different. ?

Whether or not students should be given a longer lunch break

What’s smarter Chickens or Dogs? Yes=Chickens No=Dogs

What’s a better math game? Prodigy (yes) or khan academy (no)

What is your view on feminism?

What do you prefer: paper books or ebooks?

What are the most effective ways of fighting bullying in schools?

What are the best ways to increase student engagement in the classroom?

We regret the commercialization of childhood in the developed world

We Need To ban Appropriate clothing and hair style from school

Washtenaw County schools close for snow: Should snow days exist?

Was the choice of Tom Holland as Spiderman for 2017, the right choice?

Was it a good idea to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary to just Lee Elementary?

University removes ban on demeaning jokes: Should public school systems have a ban against demeaning jokes?

Unitalarianism is the concept of oneness, and I know it resolves all of the worlds issues through integrative segregation.

Uniforms in school?

Uganda shutting down schools: Are private institutions profiting from the poor?

There is too much inequality in the world. Rich people should do more to help poor people

The phrase “It’s all Greek to me” occurs in other languages, but often substitutes Chinese: Is Chinese one of the most difficult languages to understand?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology deems certain students who take courses in Pistol Marksmanship, Archery, Sailing and Fencing as certified “Pirates.” Should a higher education institution offer these courses?

The impact of social networking on the development of our society

The harm and benefit of early admissions policies in modern colleges and universities

The government should be responsible for students failure in Nigeria (oppose)

The electoral college was founded by statesmen who didn’t trust direct democracy: Is the electoral college outdated?

Test of this question?

Technology in the classroom: Would you say we are using too much of a good thing?

Teachers should be paid as much as doctors.

Teachers should be given guns to defend students.

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Teachers and staff members should be prohibited from being online friends or followers of their students.

Tardy policy helps or hurts teen in high school?

Studying a second language should be compulsory.

Study abroad should be only for postgraduate students . Do you agree ?

Students should have a part-time job.

Students seize control of Brazilian schools: Should students be allowed to protest budget cuts on their own?

Student loan debt for bachelor’s degree recipients continues to grow. Should the federal government make public colleges free?

Standardized tests: explain how they are improving education in America and all over the world.

Source of Great Pyramids in Question: Is there real proof that the pyramids were built by slaves?

Sixth Grade Education Foiled Again: Should working professionals be re-educated on basic information?

Single-sex schools: are they more effective than traditional ones? Why?

Single gender classrooms good or bad

Should we use school vouchers?

Should we upgrade the school system a bit more to cater towards students?

Should we Teach Parts of Speech in Middle School?

Should we take away the death penalty completely?

Should we switch to competency-based grading in school?

Should we replace textbooks with tablets in class?

Should We Replace Textbooks With Tablets

Should we let primary schools give out free ice creams every Friday(compulsory)?

Should we learn less in school

Should we help people who are bullying

Should we have PSLE?

Should we have gaming class as an elective?

Should we go to school all year round?

Should We Fund Discovering New Breeds Of Creatures?

Should we force children to attend School student elections and vote for them?

Should we ban boxing?

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Debate Topics on Education

Should there be more educational institutions?

Should there be extra credit in schools?

Should the US school system be overhauled entirely for a better, More individualized system?

Should the people be racist towards politicians? Declare all politicians to evil and worthless beings?

Should the government assist in paying student debts?

Should the entire English education system be revised for practicality pitfalls?

Should teens get less homework?

Should teachers be allowed to own firearms

Should Teachers Be Allowed To Have Guns In The Classroom To Protect Students?

Should teachers be allowed to grade on a curve

Should teachers be able to carry guns in the classroom?

Should teacher-less computer lessons be given in the classroom for students to work at their own speed (e.G. Math and reading?)

Should swimming classes be mandatory for high school kids?

Should students use cellphones in classrooms for educational purpose?

Should students in primary school be allowed to choose their own subjects

Should Students Have To Take Standardized Tests?

Should students have standardized test?

Should Students Have Say In What They Wish To Learn

Should Students Have More Rights in School?

Should students grade teachers?

Should students get paid for grades?

Should students be paid for their work?

Should students be forced to take classes that aren’t needed/wanted for their future?

Should students be forced to learn what they feel they don’t need in school?

Should students be allowed to bring phones to elementary school?

Should students be able to take classes based more on interest instead of the usual required classes.

Should students be able to pick their own classes in middle school?

Should students be able to listen to music during class???

Should students attend school?

Should student ID cards come with a tracking device

Should student be allowed to eat in class?

Should standardized testing be banned?

Should standardized testing be abolished?

Should someone be highly interested or concern with academics if they want a future in life?

Should Slang words and expressions such as ‘Selfie’ and ‘Turns’ be entered into the dictionary?

Should shopkeepers be armed with weapons

Should science be banned

Should schools teach more about black history?

Should schools talk more about the issues surrounding suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and other mental health issues?

Should schools have chocolate fountains?

Should schools do more to expose kids to computer science?

Should schools do more background checks when it comes to hiring?

Should schools be segregated by sex or by IQ

Should schools be longer than 7 hours?

Should schools be gender neutral institutions

Should Schools be blocking all websites except the ones required?

Should Schools Ban Boxcar Children Books?

Should schools allow students to have more than one piercing?

Should school uniforms be encouraged?

Should School Uniform be banned?

Should School start later, or should the start time stay the same?

Should school staff be allowed to carry guns to protect students from school shooters?

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Educational Topics for Discussion

Should school sell sodas

Should school last all year long?

Should School Internet Have restrictions?

Should School Hire Chefs to Cook?

Should school have ads

Should school focus on what children want to be in the future instead of the fix core subject?

Should school computers block certain things?

Should SAT’s be banned?

Should pupils be permanently excluded from schools for carrying weapons?

Should proper first aid be a requirement in all high schools?

Should physics be taught in middle schools?

Should parents stp Pressuring their children into taking many AP and/or IB classes in high school?

Should parents stop pressuring their children into taking too many AP and/or IB classes in high school?

Should parents have the possibility to ban certain books from libraries and schools?

Should our school have lockers?

Should not graduating college be illegal?

Should my country help other countries in need?

Should music lessons be held at schools?

Should middle schools have longer lunch time.

Should middle schoolers have bed times?

Should Middle school students have homework?

Should middle school students be drug tested?

Should Middle and High Schools Have Advanced Classes For All Grades?

Should Latin be taught in high schools?

Should kids use cellphones in class

Should Kids Study Coding in Elementary School?

Should kids get in trouble for being late to school?

Should kids bring weapons to school

Should kids be aloud to bring phones to school?

Should Kids be able to have access to the internet at school

Should kids be able to choose their extension or encore classes?

Should juveniles be charged and tried as adults?

Should intelligent design be taught in public schools?

Should homework be compulsory in school

Should high school students be required to take anatomy classes and know more about their own bodies and health?

Should High School Students Be Allowed To Choose Their Own Academics?

Should high school students be able to vote to fire teachers?

Should high school students be able to vote to fire teachers per year?

Should high school & university merge?

Should guns be allowed on high school campuses?

Should German be more commonly taught in schools today?

Should freshmen get suspended for 30 days for talking in class?

Should free STD testing be offered in schools?

Should final exams in schools be canceled? Why?

Should exams change?

Should everyone be given a chance at education especially the poor and weak student ?

Should Elementary Students Be Taught About Drugs?

Should elementary school students wear uniforms?

Should dress code in schools exist?

Should discipline be part of the grading system in school?

Should Dictionary’s be free to the public?

Should classroom dissection be mandatory?

Should Class Grades be Based on Height

Should children with autism spectrum disorder be taught in mainstream schools?

Should children start school later so they don’t have to wake up early? And end at the same hour as usual

Should children have more choice in their education.

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Debate Topics Related to Education

Should children be held back in school k-12?(California)

Should children be allowed to play violent games like ‘Battleground’?

Should chess be taught in schools

Should bullies be helped or punished?

Should boys and girls sit together in schools

Should boys and girls be on the same sports teams?

Should boys and girls be mixed in the same homeroom at school?

Should athletes in the United States should have less homework than students who do not participate in sports?

Should AP World History keep giving us more DBQ’s and CCOT’s, resulting in anger and stress?

Should animals be kept in the wild?

Should animal experimentation be banned.

Should a kid have a cell phone by middle school?

Should a college degree be required for all professional careers?

Should a certain period of community service be required for all students, who apply to college?

Should 6th grade be in elementary or middle school?

Shakira speaks 7 languages: Should learning a second language be mandatory in public schools?

Seasonal holidays: do we need to have more or less of them?

Science is not our future

Schools should teach LGBT+ inclusive sex education?

Schools should teach abstinence-only sex education?

Schools should have armed guards.

Schools should be safer

Schools don’t teach children the important things they need to know to be an adult?

Schools close in Northern Michigan: Should schools close in bad weather?

School uniforms: explain why students should wear school uniforms or why they should have a choice

School uniforms should be mandatory.

School uniforms should be banned

School NEEDS to be shorter! What do you think? I have problems speaking to people because I can’t talk at school!

School need More hours

School is the key to success.

Replace textbooks with tablets

Religion should be taught in schools.

Public schools are better than private schools.

Prescription drugs: explain why they should or shouldn’t be advertised to consumers

Please give alternatives to detention as punishment that you’ve experienced that actually works.

Plastics should be banned totally or not

Physical education has to be compulsory in school

On balance, the benefits of the IOT do not outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.

My school is blocking music on YouTube because it’s “blacklisted” as music. Is this acceptable?

Maths is better than English and History

Knowledge is better than wealth

Knowledge of at least one foreign language should be required in the universities

Kids should have longer school time!

Kids get longer recess

Is there a flaw in the educational system when adults do not retain basic math and English skills?

Is the newspaper still important?

Is the Jehovah’s Witness religion a cult?

Is the importance of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure declining?

Is the exchange program helpful?

Is The Educational System Broken?

Is the book wonder a good book

Is the ‘Stranger Danger’ message harmful to children?

Is telling the truth the right thing to do

Is Sunday The First Day Of The Week?

Debate Topics for High School

Is spending money on pure mathematics research worth it?

Is sex education useful for high school students?

Is setting special curfews an effective way to keep teenagers out of trouble?

Is school really helping society?

Is school improving society?

Is Ramesses II an important historical figure that people need to know about?

Is online study is better than traditional study?

Is Leafy the best Youtuber ever?

Is lack of education the main cause of poverty?

Is Kathryn (Cruel Intentions) meaner than Regina Geroge (Mean Girls)?

Is it wrong that administrators of the Hazelwood School District in St. Louis, MO, make over six figures?

Is it worthwhile for parents to fork out $20,000+ per annum on private schools for their children? Is private schooling really beneficial for students?

Is it necessary to learn more than 2 languages?

Is it necessary to know more than 2 languages?

Is India a land of immigrants?

Is home work necessary?

Is home schooling a good idea?

Is face-to-face interaction with professors more effective than online sessions and lectures?

Is education still a right or a business in india?

Is education in the US good enough? Are there improvements that could be made?

Is Common Core a good idea/program for America’s public education system?

Is bellwork an effective way to start a class?

Is bellwork a good way to start a class?

Is a college education useful and essential?

Is “Romeo and Juliet” important for 9th grade English

Internet has brought more harm than good

Internal evaluation in college is good or bad?

In schools, should popularity be based on intelligence rather than athleticism?

In future there will be no teachers

How some local college students are selling themselves to pay tuition: Is this story a sign that we need to reduce the costs of higher education?

How music and art classes are useful in school?

How can we educate people, especially children, about the harm of cyber-bullying?

Homework is Good or Not?

Homework at school: give your opinion on why homework should be banned or whether it is an essential part of our studies that teaches us to work independently.

Home-schooling: is it better than studying at school?

Homeschooling is better than traditional schooling.

Homeschool good or bad WHY?

High school attendance should be voluntary

Hazards of peer pressure in schools

Harvard doesn’t need tuition dollars: Should college tuition be free if the school doesn’t need the money?

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas

Greg Fishel; Secretly a Norwegian SPY?!?

Grades Should Be Abolished

GPA’s: is it an outdated way of evaluating student knowledge?

Girls should be actively encouraged to enter STEM fields.

generally and why ?”

Fast food should be banned in schools.

Encyclopedias now virtually ‘worthless’ as Wikipedia celebrates 16th anniversary: Are online encyclopedias reliable?

Electoral colleges have to be canceled

Effective memory methodology

Education should focus on maths and science rather than music and art.

Education should be privatized.

Educating women may be most important factor in preventing radicalization: Should women’s education be a worldwide concern?

During World War 1m the Ottoman Empire rounded up and slaughtered over 1.5 million Armenians living in their empire. This event was the basis for the creation of the word “genocide.” Do schools do a good enough job teaching WWI history?

Drug testing: explain why we should or shouldn’t make it mandatory for all schools

Does the United States need more museums?

Does the teaching of slavery and segregation in schools have more negative aspects than positive?

Does the teaching of slavery and segregation have more negative aspects than positive?

Does television makes people lazy and violent?

Does technology get in the way of studying or does it help?

Does living in a dorm help students assimilate into the college community or does it hurt the educational process?

Does Einstein deserve the title “Man of the Century”? What about other notable people in his century?

Does cheating get worse when students enroll in university or college

Do you think the Holocaust should be taught in schools at any time?

Do you think that homework should be given to students every night?

Do you think substitute teachers should be respected?

Do you support the new studies about the conversion therapy for gays?

Do you need homework in order to learn?

Do you hate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender)?

Do you go to Krimmel Intermediate in Spring, Texas? If yes, do you think it is a good school?

Do you enjoy school?

Do we need school uniforms?

Do we need cursive to be taught in schools?

Do We Learn Better From Parables or Straight Forward Facts?

Do we have the right to abuse or kill animals?

Do the humanities play a fundamental role in the cultivation of empathy?

Do chrome books help students or not?

Did Hitler really die in his bunker back in 1945?

Discipline is obstructed for Innovation

Curriculum leads to success

Contact sports should be required in school.

Computer tablets. Should they be allowed at school?

College should be free for everyone.

College Board CEO pushes for new version of SAT: Should the SAT be changed?

College / University students should have a part time job to help their parents financially. Do you agree ?

Christianity should be a mandatory subject taught in American public schools.

Children these days are suffering from obesity, why and how can it be solved ?

Children learn bird calls: Do children learn enough practical things in school?

Change the Frisbee to a yeet disk

Cell phones should be banned in schools.

Caribou is the North American name for reindeer: Should this be taught in schools?

Canada education good or bed yes or no

Can the low level of literacy among English youth be blamed on the national curriculum?

Can homeschooling gives efficient education to students? Yes or No?

Can cell phones be used as an educational tool?

Can any of these training programs be trusted?

Brazil and other countries imported more slaves than the U.S.: Is U.S. slavery overemphasized in history books?

Books versus movies: which is better and more educating

Boarding school is harmful for students.

Benefits of doing sports in school

Beauty pageants: are they a way to objectify women

Base you reasons off of hard evidence.”

Athletes should be paid for playing on university and college teams

Art is more important than Science

Art and gym should be electives in high school.

Argumentative essay on teachers are better than farmers

Are teachers better than computers

Are students learning enough in school?

Are Student Loans Too High?

Are student loans exploitative?

Are Schools going overboard with blocking websites?

Are schools giving students too much to do?

Are projects pointless?

Are maths and sciences more important than the arts?

Are gadgets in the classroom helping or harming the educational process?

Are American students too whiny?

Animals should be in a circus why

Andrew Jackson: was he cold hearted and brutal?

An estimated 1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate, meaning they’re unable to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level. Should the federal government be more involved in education?

An Anchorage School District hides video of a teacher sexually abusing a special needs student. Should the school district lose federal funding?

American Concentration Camps: Do Americans Overlook Less Flattering Parts of Our History?

Alt-Right’s Professor Watch List : Does academia really discriminate against conservative students?

Alternative sources of energy: explain why they are effective or not

All students should have to purchase a laptop.

All schools should not be gender exclusive?

According to the U.S. Flag Code “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery”, and “No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.” Should the U.S. Flag Code be taught in school?

A third of parents admit to skipping pages in bedtime stories because they are so tired. Are the doing their children a disservice?

A person in poverty steals a loaf of bread. Is it ok?

A college degree is essential for getting a good job.

5 reasons why studying is important