Nashville Debate kicks off in public, charter schools

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 3:57pm
Staff reports

Metro schools’ new debate program kicked off Monday morning, with students from eight schools attending a weeklong workshop at Tennessee State University to fine-tune their debating skills.

School officials say the Nashville Debate program, based on the “urban debate league model,” is designed to provide framework and support for policy debate in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Participating schools are Antioch, Hillwood, Hume-Fogg, East Literature, Maplewood, and Stratford high schools, as well as LEAD Academy and Nashville School of the Arts.

The workshop, held at TSU’s Performing Arts Center, runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1 Comment on this post:

By: rldavenport@com... on 7/27/10 at 7:31

This is a terrific program for Metro schools to sponsor. As a former collegiate debate coach, I understand how important it is for students to learn how to think critically and form logical arguments so they can learn the art of persuasion, which is so necessary in a free and civilized society. I applaud the school system for sponsoring this program. I wish every Metro school would participate in the program.