Second Debate Resolution For Teams 2 And 3

Resolution A (to be debated on March 26)

The Oregon State Legislature is proposing an alternative mode of charging students tuition at their state colleges and universities. From measure HB 3472 - B:

"Pay Forward, Pay Back” refers to a system of financing post-secondary education whereby, in lieu of paying tuition or fees, students sign a binding contract to pay the State of Oregon or the institution a certain percentage of annual adjusted gross income for a specified number of years following graduation.

Many other states are proposing similar legislation. Your resolution is that this is a viable way to finance a college education and will solve our college debt crisis.

Team 2 takes the affirmative
Team 3 takes the negative


4 minute Team 2 presentation of argument for
4 minute Team 3 presentation of argument against

1 minute prep

4 minute rebuttal Team 2
4 minute rebuttal Team 3

3 minute position summary Team 2
3 minute position summary Team 3

To Prepare

  • I expect 100% participation – you must all speak. How you divide the tasks are up to you as a group.
  • Look for the four strongest arguments for your position and then find your support. Organize your strategy and back up your case, people.
  • Then, think about the strongest counter-arguments and prepare your defense.

For more detailed information, see this article from Politico, or this article from The Oregonian.

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