Popular Persuasive Speech/Essay Topics
Do schools have the right to search students’ lockers? •
Should children be given sex education in schools, or should this be the responsibility of the parents? •
Reality T.V. shows are damaging to their views.
Sexually suggestive ads should be banned/broadcast only after 10:00 P.M. •
Students should be allowed to use cell phones during school. •
Students should be allowed to listen to music during the school day. •
Cosmetic plastic surgery should be illegal for anyone under the age of 21. •
Americans’ idea of beauty is sameness which is not beauty at all. •
The drinking age should be lowered to 18.
Marijuana should be legalized.
Juveniles should not be imprisoned with adults.
Juveniles who commit murder regardless of the age should be tried as adults. •
Juveniles who commit murder should not be incarcerated but should be rehabilitated. •
Teenagers should not be able to get an abortion without parental Teenagers should have access to birth control without their parents’ consent. •
Should the state fund schools run by particular faiths? •
Should schools require their students to wear a school uniform? •
Are beauty contests harmful?
Should Physical Education in schools be compulsory?
Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions/needs of their children? •
Should young people be subjected to curfews as a way to reduce crime? •
Should doctors be allowed to prescribe contraception for girls under the age of 16? •
Is physical force a justifiable method of punishing children? •
Should governments be sending people into space?
Should governments negotiate with terrorists?
Can terrorism ever be justified?
Should negative advertising in political campaigns be banned? •
Should governments censor material on the world wide web? •
Should the government censor lyrics of songs that are violent or expletive, for example “gangsta” rap? •
Does television have a negative...
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