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Dr. Friedman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award — Video(s) and related articles

Dr. Friedman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award — Video(s) and related articles

Dr. Thomas Freeman – 2019 NSDA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from National Speech & Debate Assn. on Vimeo. The Library of Congress, The Government of USA has issued the following Speech: Ms. JACKSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, who for more than 60 years has been a professor of philosophy at Texas Southern University, which is located in my congressional district. In addition to being an

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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

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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

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

Two African American High School Boys Make History At Harvard Debate

Full article at Black Enterprise Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta High School and Keith Harris of Westlake High School clinched the win for their debate team in the championship round. The pair,

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Nation’s Top Student Speech And Debate Competitors Ascend On The ‘Big D’ For Big Discussions And Debates About Key Issues Impacting Our Country

DALLAS, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Speech & Debate Tournament arrives in Dallas, Texas, the week of June 16 – 21, 2019. Top high school and middle school speech and debate competitors from around the country will argue topics that are important nationally, as well as globally, such as legal and illegal immigration, antitrust regulations on technology giants, and revolution and political oppression. With more than 10,000

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The Value of PF Debate Relative to Other Debate Events

Stefan Bauschard Introduction In the Fall of 2015 I started a Public Forum debate team for the Lakeland school district. Prior to that, I spent 30 years as a Policy debater and a Policy debate coach. Since then I have largely been coaching Public Forum debate, though I still judge at some college Policy tournaments and coach Policy debate online. Why did I do it? Because I simply had a

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Helen Xu @ MIT on Policy Debate vs. Research

Applying high school debate skills to PhD research, JUNE 2018 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Diversity That’s so MIT Unlike many of my fellow graduate students in computer science who have been doing programming and math competitions since high school (or potentially earlier), I spent six years in middle and high school in policy debate. This usually meant I was traveling around the country almost every weekend to argue about the government

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Former debaters raise $1 million in seed money for start-up

Akshay Ramaswamy competed as a Policy debate for the Lakeland District Debate team from 2011-15. With his partner, James Allen, he finished 6th at NSDA nationals out of more than 200 teams in 2015 and was the tournament’s 13th best speaker.  He is currently a rising Senior at Stanford University. Akshay and his business partner, Chetan Rane, a California State Champion in Policy Debate, recently secured $1 million in seed