New York City Urban Debate League

Teaching every subject

“Increasingly, teachers have recognized that debate serves as a much-needed antidote to the school disengagement crisis plaguing our nation’s schools…debate improves student participation across a wide range of academic fields including history, communication, English, English as a Second Language, philosophy, science, geography, computational sciences, social work, pharmacology, nursing, rehabilitative counseling, health care, accounting, marketing, and business.”  

– Winkler, Engendering Academic Success, Debate as a School Engagement Strategy, Using Debate in the Classroom