The NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) releases a national resolution that policy debate organizations use in their tournaments. The two largest are the NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) and the NCFL (National Catholic Forensic League). The source material is written for the 2018-2019 school year resolution:
“Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.”
NSDA Policy Release #12: “Secure Rural Schools” (NEG) - This Negative brief argues that there are other options in the Status Quo and that funding isn't that important.
Latest NFHS Policy Releases
- NSDA Policy Release #11: “The Case for Secure Rural Schools” (AFF) (2/5/2018) - Unfortunately, SRS expired in 2017 and Congress has not renewed it, meaning rural county schools in areas near national forests are taking a substantial funding hit. This plan provides guaranteed funding for Secure Rural Schools.
- NSDA Policy Release #10: “Rebuild America’s Schools Act” (NEG) (1/29/2018) - This Negative Brief puts the Rebuild America's Schools Act in its proper place: A waste of money that doesn't do anything it claims to do.
- NSDA Policy Release #09: “The Case for the Rebuild America’s Schools Act” (AFF) (1/22/2018) - This plan passes a bill currently pending in Congress to invest $100 billion in physical infrastructure construction in America’s schools.
- NSDA Policy Release #08: “Native American Language Immersion” (NEG) (8/21/2017) - This case attempts to change the Status Quo that has a limited program of federally funded instruction in American Indian/Native American and Alaskan Native languages. This brief counters that plan.
- NSDA Policy Release #07: “Native American Language Immersion” (AFF) (8/14/2017) - This case attempts to change the Status Quo that has a limited program of federally funded instruction in American Indian/Native American and Alaskan Native languages.
Earlier NFHS Policy Releases
- NSDA Policy Release #06: “Expand D.C. School Vouchers” (NEG) (8/7/2017)
- NSDA Policy Release #05: “Expand D.C. School Vouchers” (AFF) (7/31/2017)
- NSDA Policy Release #04: “IDEA Full Funding” (NEG) (7/24/2017)
- NSDA Policy Release #03: “IDEA” (AFF) (7/17/2017)
- NSDA Policy Release #02: “Status Quo of Federal Education Policy” (INFO) (7/10/2017)
- NSDA Policy Release #01: “History of Federal Education Policy” (INFO) (7/3/2017)
Season 19 Release ScheduleClick here for Season 18
Monument releases weekly downloads at 5:00 AM every Monday morning, Mountain Time. These are released in 3 quarters throughout the school year with an option to join a special Nationals Intensive Training Community in the 4th quarter. Each quarter contains 12 releases, custom written to specific leagues and events, totaling over 400 releases for the entire year. The school season is as follows:
- 1st Quarter (Summer): Members kick off the year for most events, providing them basic lessons on the new debate topics for specific leagues. Competitive speech releases are also available.
- 2nd Quarter (Fall): These consist of 12 additional weeks covering the league resolutions. Limited-prep and speech continue their studies with weekly releases on their events.
- 3rd Quarter (Winter): Members will be enjoying their main tournaments of the season. These releases are meant to narrow the competitive focus and keep speakers and debaters sharp for their competitions.
- 4th Quarter (Spring): Monument narrows its focus to our most popular events and leagues. Members will be invited to join Nationals Intensive Training Communities (NITCs), details to be announced by New Years 2019.
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