Choose one of the topics below and write a 500 word (minimum) paper defending your position (Choose only ONE side of the argument). Type your name, class code, and date (single spaced) in the top left hand corner. Papers should be written in 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced with one inch borders and margins. Proofread your paper for errors. Use at least three credible sources to support your position. Cite those sources within the paper and document those sources on a separate Works Cited page using MLA style. Include a word count at the end of your paper (not including your Works Cited page).
College athletes should (should not) be paid to play sports (in addition to their scholarship).
Professional athletes should (should not) be allowed to use performance enhancing drugs.
Public school classrooms should (should not) have security cameras.
Marijuana should (should not) be legalized in Alabama for medical use.
Marijuana should (should not) be legalized in Alabama for any/all uses.
The legal age for consuming alcohol should be raised (or lowered).
Sex education should (or should not) be taught in public middle schools.
Sex education should (or should not) be taught in public high schools.
High school teachers should (should not) be allowed to carry/have access to weapons at school.
Advertising contributes (does not contribute) to obesity.
Single sex schools are (are not) better than co-ed schools (K-12).
High schools should (should not) randomly drug test all students who participate in extra-curricular activities.
Corporal punishment (spanking/paddling) should (should not) be allowed in public schools.
Homework should be banned until middle school.
Homework should start in elementary school.