Welcome to Debate Club!
To prepare for our first Debate: We will meet on 2/12 and 2/23. Our
first Debate will be held on March 9th.
Tentative Meeting Schedule:
10/9, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 2/12, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23,
4/20, 5/5, 5/19
First Debate Topic: Should the U.S. remove the penny from circulation?
Debate Groups (captain in CAPS)
Odd groups - get rid of the penny; Even groups - keep the penny
Group 1: MICHAEL L., Sara B., Rachel H., Katelyn C.
Group 2: SOUMYA G., Tiago F., Lindsay G., Vanessa M.
Group 3: SETH Z., Katie M., Rebecca M., Ella F.
Group 4: NIGEL H., Anthony F., Aidan Z.
Group 5: LUKE F., Nathan D., Gabriella M., Emily R.
Group 6: SAM D., Nick P., Supriya G.
Group 7: GREG M., Andrew M., Olivia G., Maggie P.
Group 8: ERIC S., Kevin F., Josh D., Natalie M.
Junior Scholastic article about the Penny
Time for Kids article and survey
"Storyworks" article about the penny.
Should we keep the Penny or get rid of it?
"Retire the Penny." An organization who's goal is to retire the penny.
"Don't you dare eliminate the penny." An editorial from Forbes in favor
of keeping the penny.
"How it (the penny) has stuck around all these years."
"Why we should kill the penny." There is an article and a video clip.
"Why keep the penny"
Results of a poll about keeping the penny
60 minutes report - "Should we make cents?" article and video clip
Debate over the penny. A lot of information, but be sure to verify it, as
Wikipedia is not always 100% accurate.