Thursday, October 18, 2012

I Think The U.S. Should Adopt Middle School Debating Rules [Video]

Shame!
That definitely wasn't a debate we saw this week. It was an argument. I think it would be a lot more interesting (and fun) if the national debates adopted the Middle School Public Debate Program format and the judge declared an actual winner at the end on live TV. Imagine the outrage from the losing debater's team! The best part would be the judge explaining to each debater why they lost points.

If you want to see some real debating, check out this week's episode of Classroom Close-up, NJ featuring Stone Bridge Middle School and the Garden State Debate League.


And be sure to stick around for the dancing dinosaurs at the end the show.



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