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Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris [A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Marie Dzuris has been involved in speech and debate for over 40 years, both as a competitor and a coach.  She debated and participated in individual speech events in both high school and college. Marie spent most of my career teaching and coaching in high school at Centerville High School in Ohio, where she coached both Policy and Public Forum debate,


Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

As a high school debater in the 1980s, I fondly remember debating the major controversies of the day. Should the U.S. government act to improve the quality of the nation’s water? How could the United States reduce the spread of Russian influence in Latin America? What policies could prevent Social Security from falling into bankruptcy? Since the issues we argued took the form of debate resolutions at tournaments, I didn’t


The Value of MS Debate

NYC Department of Ed Resources NYC Middle School Quality Initiative Debate Report/Study — NYC DOE Office of Policy & Support NYC MSQI January Newsletter [vimeo 116861581 w=500 h=281] MSQI Stories – Debate from MSQI on Vimeo. From “The Buzz” — January 2015  NYCDO Program   [vimeo 99820296 w=500 h=281] MSQI Debate Tournament – January 2014 from MSQI on Vimeo. Other The Value of Speech and Debate in the Middle School

International Security Organizations/Publications

Organizations Doing International Security Work American Enterprise Institute Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs Center for International & Security Studies at Maryland Center for Strategic and International Studies Council on Foreign Relations Institute for the Study of War International Crisis Group Strategic Studies Institute Periodicals Foreign Affairs (mostly gated) Foreign Policy Foreign Policy in Focus International Security (mostly gated) National Interest Naval War College Review Parameters The Washington Quarterly

NFL/NSDA Korea Winter Championships

Thanks to Anand Rao for recording these. All of the students are debating in English as a second language! Elementary Public Forum [youtube] Middle School Public Forum [youtube] High School Public Forum [youtube] High School L-D [youtube]


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

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


Budgeting for a Debate Team

There are various costs associated with having a debate team. I outline some of these here in order to assist with budgeting. Entry fees.  There are entry fees for nearly all tournaments. And those fees vary between $20 and $90 per competitor. Judge fees.  As discussed in the essay on tournaments, schools normally provide judges to cover their own entries, but if schools have to hire judges (when judges are