I did a search for "political topics to write about" and I found https://letterpile.com/writing/Topic-List-for-Position-Essay which lists many topics. Some of the topics I don't think are political because I don't think the government should get involved in them such as "Why do so many celebrities have terrible life problems?" and "Are participation trophies in athletics a good idea?" The "Education" category has 15 topics, but it reminded me of a topic it did not list, which is "social promotion." Keeping students in the same cohort as they advance from year to year can be good (obviously there are problems like bullying and hazing), but education should be more important than students who are not academically qualified for the next grade remaining in the same grade as their friends. Would you want to be a student through high school who had friends, arrived at college, and flunked out because you were not academically prepared for it? Having had many friends in high school doesn't pay a person's salary in the real world. I am against social promotion. Students repeating grades shouldn't be common, but it shouldn't be avoided at all costs either. How do you feel about social promotion? Do you think it would be a good topic to write about? Where might I find people's opinions about social promotion in books or scholarly journals? This is not for a class.