Should Puerto Rico become a state? Should stem cell researchers be able to use stem cells from aborted babies to cure diseases? Should school athletes have to take drug tests? Should professional athletes have to take drug tests? Should people traveling in airplanes have to undergo intensive security screenings? Should restaurants be allowed to sell genetically modified chickens under the name chicken? Should teachers have to pass a basic skills test every ten years to renew their certification?
I taxed my brain to create this huge list of persuasive essay topics relevant to todays society, but I believe it was worth the effort. Additionally, any of these topics could be applied to a persuasive speech project as well. Your hook can be a question or a quot;tion, a fact or an anecdote, a definition or a humorous sketch. As long as it makes the reader want to continue re. Should teenage girls be allowed to get birth control without the permission of their parents? Should our country have a universal health care program? Should immigration laws be reformed? Should the federal government recognize civil unions?