New York City Urban Debate League

Heal American democracy

“Political leaders, academic and think tank scholars, journalists, and pundits across the political spectrum have offered all sorts of remedies for these political and economic ills. I have a very different prescription, not only to begin to heal our political and economic rifts, but to improve American education and students’ interest in learning: Require all students in high school, or earlier, to take one semester of debate, and ideally incorporate debate into humanities and possibly some science classes as well.”https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2018/09/27/a-counterintuitive-proposal-for-improving-education-and-healing-america-debate-centered-instruction/

Robert E. LitanThe Brookings Institute