The National Speech and Debate Association (formerly the National Forensic League) has announced the topic area and topic choices for the 2014 Sept/Oct Topic Area for Public Forum debate.
The topic area is: Sports in the United States.
The topic choices are:
Choice 1 – Resolved: On balance, students in grades 6-12 in the United States benefit when their schools offer interscholastic sports.
Choice 2 – Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities.
Online voting for the 2014 topic will occur between August 7 and August 14, through the points application on the National Speech and Debate Association website. Schools and students who are members with the National Speech and Debate Association can vote for their preferred choice. The topic will be announced on August 15.