New York City Urban Debate League

Changing schools

“Those who think public education is a lost cause should look no further than M.S. 50 in Williamsburg. There, Principal Ben Honoroff has leveraged his school’s Renewal resources, including additional learning time, to create a championship debate team. The debate program has not only won city-wide tournaments, but it has sharpened students’ critical thinking skills and helped them perform better on State ELA and math exams.”

(NYC School Chancellor Carmen Farina, New York Daily News, “Making Public Education Work,” February 1st, 2017.