Registration is now open for the MDTA JV/Novice State Tournament. The tournament will be hosted at Eagan High School on December 4th and 5th, 2009. Full registration information can be found on the tournament registration site.
Students will be debating a wide range of topics in three different debate events. In policy debate, students will be debating if the United States federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States. In public-forum debate students will debate if merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant component of K-12 teacher compensation in United States public schools. And in lincoln-douglas debate students will debate if public health concerns justify compulsory immunization.
Questions about the tournament should be directed to Chris McDonald. Questions about rules, procedures and eligibility can be found here.