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Elementary Students Shine at Korea International Debate Tournament

Elementary Students Shine at Korea International Debate Tournament

Elementary Students Shine at Korea International Debate Tournament

Today (August 16, 2014) I had the opportunity to judge the final round of the Elementary School Public Forum division at the NFL (NSDA) Korea International Championship Tournament. The debate pitted students from Heung Duk Elementary against students from LDBS Elementary. As it was the first debate I had ever witnessed amongst elementary students, I was especially anxious to see the debating abilities of elementary school students. In the United

Making the Case for Teaching Students to Debate

Making the Case for Teaching Students to Debate

By Paul Deards  Edweek Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas … John F. Kennedy vs. Richard M. Nixon … even Lloyd Bentsen vs. Dan Quayle—American history is filled with great debates that have made an indelible impact on our country’s collective memory. In fact, debating could be seen as a national pastime, as American as apple pie and baseball. Today, as we in the education world consider how best to modify

Social Change and Academic Gain: Debate in the Neighborhood and Competitive Debate

Social Change and Academic Gain: Debate in the Neighborhood and Competitive Debate

I recently (May 9-10, 2014) had the opportunity to attend the Debate in the Neighborhood exchange conference in Amsterdam that was sponsored by IDEA Netherlands. The conference was attended by more than 100 people from throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. It was a great opportunity to meet people who are interested in debate and using it for the purpose of accomplishing social change. Lessons from the

Urban Teens Publicly Debate Financial Topics That Will Shape Their Futures And Ours

Urban Teens Publicly Debate Financial Topics That Will Shape Their Futures And Ours

James Crotty, Forbes At this time of the year, most teens are debating whether they should get a summer job or where they should go once school lets out. Maybe some will debate whether to get a tattoo or a piercing, much to their parents’ chagrin. This past Thursday, however, students from Urban Prep Bronzeville Academy and University of Chicago Woodlawn High School tackled a much heavier question for their generation –

LSUS Outlook: Competitive debate could be education vaccine

LSUS Outlook: Competitive debate could be education vaccine

Troy Gibson, Shreveport Times We all agree on the diagnosis that Louisiana ranks poorly in education. Dropout rates and poor test scores are but a couple of the cancers plaguing our state. Of course, many well-intentioned people have brought their own cures to the table resulting in fights over STEM, WISE and Common Core. Failing schools have been taken over or charter schools have swept in to fill the void.

The Case for Debate: Intrinsic Motivation for Critical Thinking and Writing

ACSD Express — Read the full article here Jon Kendall From the oration that convinced the Athenians to spare the rebellious people of Mytilene, to this month’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court, debate has proven itself an indispensable form of truth-seeking and discernment. Liberal democracies worldwide have consistently turned to the intellectual rigor of debate to make decisions that affect the lives of their citizens. But debate is not

Meet Rayvon Dean II NAUDL 2014 Debater of the Year

This year, for the first time, NAUDL is pleased to recognize exceptional debaters who embody the values of the urban debate community. We are pleased to announce the first-ever NAUDL Debater of the Year, Rayvon Dean, a debater with the Detroit Urban Debate League. Rayvon will be recognized and a featured speaker at the Annual Dinner on April 10, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We also congratulate

Alumnus Rules as Administrative Law Judge, Continues to Support Debate Team

UT Dallas News Center Britt Clark BA’06 is an administrative law judge for the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. Britt Clark is a fast talker. The UT Dallas alumnus honed that skill on the UT Dallas debate team. He now puts it to good use as an administrative law judge for the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation in Fort Worth. College debate takes place at about 350 words per minute,

Bibliography: Debate as Empowerment

Gone on Debating: Competitive Academic Debate as a Tool of Empowerment for Urban America Pedagogical Possibilities for Argumentative Agency in Academic Debate “I was Gone on Debating:” Malcolm X’s Prison Debates and Public Confrontations. Building Open Societies Through Debate   Closing the Academic Divide Through Debate