WHY DEBATE?

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it”
— Joseph Joubert
Who's this 'standout' debater?

Who's this 'standout' debater?

Who's debate team dared to beat Harvard's?

Who's debate team dared to beat Harvard's?

 

There are many reasons to learn to be an effective public speaker and debater  

  • Students of debate develop their critical thinking skills and analytical reasoning ability
  • They learn about history, politics, current events, geography and economics as they prepare for their debates.
  • Debaters listen better.
  • They improve their note taking skills.
  • They gain confidence and maturity.
  • They are less likely to accept things at face value.
  • Debaters discuss important political, historical and scientific issues.
  • They learn about their world.
  • They develop intellectually and ethically.
  • They come to understand that there are almost always intellectually valid arguments to be made on both sides of even very contentious issues about which they feel strongly.
  • They become empowered.
  • But, most of all, KIDS LOVE IT! Debating is fun and exciting!!