I have seen few programs offering such an engaging approach to the academic skills of critical reading, original research, and strategic argumentation...but what makes me truly excited is that they have found a way to make academic excellence engaging and compelling for students who are otherwise disengaged from school.
— Chris D. Funk, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District, San Jose

Overfelt High School coach Mark Wightman on why every school should found a debate team.

Eastside College Prep teacher Betsy Cepparulo on how debate changes the game for students.

Students, teachers and parents on how debate helps youth to channel their voice, make good decisions, avoid conflict and improve academic performance.