ERIC Number: ED205461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
How Can the Interests of United States Consumers Best Be Protected? National Debate Topic for High Schools, 1980-1981. Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session. High Schools, 1980-1981.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
This publication contains background readings on consumer affairs for students who are going to participate in the 1980-1981 national high school debate. The debate topic selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations is consumer protection. The three debate propositions are that the federal government should 1) initiate and enforce safety guarantees on consumer goods; 2) establish uniform standards for the regulation of commerical advertising; and 3) establish uniform standards for testing and marketing all products with potentially carcinogenic effects on humans. The first group of articles attempts to cover the area of consumer protection in general from a broad perspective giving historical information as well as addressing current issues. The next three sections contain background materials and essays on each of the debate positions. The articles included in each group begin with those dealing with the subject in general and then move on to those with a more specific focus. Those articles which deal with a pro and con aspect of an issue are grouped together so the reader can readily consider both sides of an issue. The compilers caution that, while the selections were chosen to reflect an overall balance on the debate topic any specific entry may represent a single point of view. Additional resources are listed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Debate, High School Students, Public Speaking, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($8.50, Stock No. 052-071-00614-1).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers: Debate Tournaments
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