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Charter Schools NSDA PF Debate Topic Video

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Resolved: On balance, charter schools are beneficial to the quality of education in the United States (Bibliography)

Background  What are charter schools? (2018). This article explains the basics of charter schools and reviews all of the main pro and con studies. Everything you need to know about charter schools (2014) Just what is a charter school, anyway? (2017) The Debate The battle over charter schools (2017). This article discusses some of the pros and cons of charger schools. If there is any conclusion, it is probably that the

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Offshore Balancing Daily Update

See also: Gulf Presence Update US pressure on Iran has failed to control proliferation and has accelerated it Colum Lynch, May 8. 2020, ForeignPolicy.com, Despite U.S. Sanctions, Iran Expands Its Nuclear Stockpile, https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/08/iran-advances-nuclear-program-withdrawal-jcpoa/  Two years after President Donald Trump announced the U.S withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran has resumed its enrichment of uranium, restarted research and development on advanced centrifuges, and expanded its stockpile of nuclear fuel, cutting

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Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Table of Contents Middle school reading list   UK and Russia are already at war (2019). This describes the current state of global cyber warfare and explains how it is ongoing.   White House authorizes offensive cyber operations (2019). This article explains the new Presidential Decision Directive that authorizes the use of offensive cyber operations against enemies. I don’t think it has any evidence in it, but it is useful

(Pro): Climate Change Answers

Their argument is morally reprehensible.  The Con has no alternative to development led by China and the BRI, so their argument is literally that people in the developing world should stay poor and suffer an early death in order to avoid a marginal increase in coal consumption relative to the developed world where wealthy people live in air conditioned spaces and jet set around the world.  There is a moral

(Pro) A2: Sex Trafficking

Turn – Poverty drives sex trafficking Erika Wright, 2019, Poverty and Its Contribution to Human Trafficking, https://borgenproject.org/poverty-contribution-human-trafficking/ Poverty is a compelling factor in the human trafficking industry. Human Trafficking occurs in every single country on the globe. It is a global epidemic driven by poverty. The most common countries to which victims are exported are in Western Europe, Western Africa, Asia, Arab Nations and North America. The highest destination countries

(Pro) A2: Europe Joining Reduces China’s Investment in Africa

Africa doesn’t need China’s investment, it has Europe’s investment Garcia Herald, 7-22, 19, https://bruegel.org/2019/07/chinas-investment-in-africa-what-the-data-really-says-and-the-implications-for-europe/, What the data really says, and the implications for Europe That said, China’s investment in Africa is still at the early stages compared with that of key European countries that have a colonial past in Africa, especially France and the UK. Chart 4 shows that the FDI stocks sourced respectively from the UK and France into

(Con) A2: BRI Key to China Steel Exports

Turn – Ore prices (a) Lower China steel demand lowers ore prices Hoyle, 9-3, 19, https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-steel-slowdown-slams-iron-ore-prices-11567505144, Wall Street Journal, Chinese Steel Slowdown Slams Iron-Ore Prices Iron-ore prices posted their biggest one-month fall in almost eight years as China’s huge steel engine cools and global shipments of the commodity rise. (b) Lower ore prices boost the US steel industry Hoyle, 9-3, 19, https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-steel-slowdown-slams-iron-ore-prices-11567505144, Wall Street Journal, Chinese Steel Slowdown Slams Iron-Ore

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610 Page BRI Release (Click to View Table of Contents)

Table of Contents Download our 610 Page BRI Release.  This includes 610 pages of ready to go blocks, with evidence updated through September 1st. It is include with Public Forum ($99 for the year) and Master ($239 for the year) subscriptions. Subscribers also have access to — *An app that makes monitoring daily updates and e-courses easy. *An app that makes it easy for you to read through posts, course materials, files,