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Do you think kids your age should be paid for grades?
Do you think kids your age should get a clothing allowance?
Pit bulls: Should they be legal as pets?
Cellphones/ texting while driving
What’s good about video games?
Defend the Catholic church’s stand on the death penalty.
Do you believe the U.S. government should spend billions of U. S. tax dollars supporting the
growth of the space program?
The school committee needs to trim the budget. Which of your school subjects do you
believe should be optional, rather than manditory in student schedules?
Write a persuasive letter to the School Committee stating whether or not you feel students
should be required to wear uniforms.
Do you believe people who have been smokers should be allowed to have expensive
surgeries, such as heart surgery and transplants?
Should smoking be banned from all public places?
Write a letter to the School Board stating whether or not you believe your school district
should go to a “year-round” school schedule. Know that with this schedule, four breaks, each
3 weeks long, are included in the school calendar.
Congress is going to create a New Mt. Rushmore. Write a letter to your congressman telling
4 candidates you believe to be worthy of being immortalized on this U.S. monument.
Which makes the better family pet? Dog or cat?
Write a letter to the School Board identifying something that needs improving in your school,
and include a suggestion for action.
Identify an endangered species and write a letter to the editor stating what citizens can do to
Lowering the voting age to 16
In recent years the U.S, government has taken steps to re-introduce wolves (wolf packs) into
open space areas in western states such as Wyoming and parks such as Yellowstone Park.
Ranchers in western states have been shooting wolves when they are found disturbing the
ranchers’ cattle. Write an essay stating whether or not you believe this is within their rights.
Should states make community service for teens mandatory for all teens?