Other resources:
Blog articles
Public Forum Debate – 2017 Nationals PF Topic Area: Africa
U.S./China Engagement and Policies


China Policy (current policy topic)

China’s Migrant Workers: Exploitation or Escape from Rural Poverty?
China Forest Planning: Success or Failure?
Poverty to Prosperity through Education and Entrepreneurship
China Infrastructure Spending Heads Down Silk Road
Article links:
5 Things to Know… About China’s Floating Population (Paulson Institute)
China's influence in Australia is not ordinary soft power (Australia Financial Review)
Chinese Wages Are Showing Paul Krugman Is Right Once Again (Forbes)
U.S. Presses China to Free Activists Scrutinizing Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory (New York Times)
Raj Chetty on Teachers, Social Mobility, and How to Find Answers to Big Questions (Medium)


Federal Education (new policy topic)

Poverty to Prosperity through Education and Entrepreneurship
For NSDA debaters transitioning from the China topic to federal K-12 funding and regulatory reform, consider the connection between child labor, education, and income inequality.
Article links:
When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning (The Atlantic)
What’s On The Menu For School Lunch Reform Under Trump (KPBS)
Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy (EFF)
When School Feels Like Prison (The Atlantic)
The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools (New York Times)


2017 April Public Forum Topic Area: Election Reform
Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.
Campaign Changes Without Electoral College
Keep the Electoral College!
Without Electoral College, Campaigns Would Shift

Nationals: Resolved: In East Africa, the United States federal government should prioritize its counterterrorism efforts over its humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian or Security Priorities for U.S. East Africa Policy?

China to Palestine: Let Charter Cities & Economic Freedom Bloom
Entrepreneurs vs. Oligarchy
Needed: More Startups, not States