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Urban debate league students tackle criminal justice reform


Urban debate league students tackle criminal justice reform

Raylene Shah, a freshman member of the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL), says an upcoming meeting between student debaters and state legislators in Sacramento is particularly timely, given the national conversations around race and policing. “We all know what’s going on in our country now, but we don’t know where it came from or what was behind it,” she said. “I’m glad this topic is educational because I get


America’s reckoning on race comes to high school speech & debate

From Time Magazine But when it comes to the words spoken in competition, much of what’s changed comes from young people themselves. Wunn says he first noticed a shift toward “heavy-hitting” speeches at the 2015 nationals in Dallas, where Kenon Brinkley from Andover High School, in Kansas, placed first in Original Oratory with a speech about racism and victim shaming. Then, in February 2018, the student protests that followed the shootings at

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High health care costs answers

Alternative opportunities to control prices Brian BlasĂ©, Contributor, July 23, 2020, The ApothecaryContributor Group, I was a Special Assistant to the President at the White House’s National Economic Council from 2017-2019. I now head Blase Policy Strategies, Forbes, What Congress Should And Should Not Do On Health Care, While Congress debates issues related to the health and economic fallout of the coronavirus epidemic, it also should use this opportunity


Two new charter school reports

From PR Newswire BOULDER, Colo., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Two recent reports attempt to tease out some less-studied charter-school impacts. One asks whether levels of student misbehavior range lower in Pennsylvania charter schools compared with traditional public schools. The second asks whether the competitive threat from new charters alters how public school principals in Texas allocate campus budgets. University of California, Berkeley professor Bruce Fuller reviewed Are Charter Schools Safer Than District-Run Schools? Evidence from Pennsylvania and Effects of Charter School Competition

Lessons Learned from MS UDL Nationals

A number of the urban debate leagues got together to host their middle school national championship tournament. This tournament is ordinarily hosted live at one of the league sites, but it had to be hosted online this year due to COVID-19. DebateUS! hosted the tournament in its instructional/tournament space in order to save the UDLs the branding fee. The tournament ran on Classrooms.Cloud. The tournament hand two divisions — Public

Immediate Camp Sessions

DebateUS Workshops 7-8:30 PM EST  Once you register for our summer camp, you can immediately join our Wednesday sessions. Wednesday – March 3rd, 2021 Topic lecture on TOC April Topic Major pro/con arguments Wednesday – March 10th, 2021 Demo Debate – 1st hour. Case revisions for TOC & block writing session on TOC topic Wednesday – March 17th, 2021 Off St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday –March 24th, 2021 Theory in Public

DebateUS! Teacher FAQ

[email protected] What types of courses are offered through DebateUS!/Global Academic Commons? We offer online courses in Public Forum debate (intro, advanced, and topic prep), Original Oratory, Extemp, and general public speaking skills. Who are your students? Our courses are offered to students in China, mostly middle and high school. When would I need to be available, and how are the courses structured? Courses run either in the mornings or evenings