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What is Debate?

debate (dĭ-bāt’): a formal contest of argumentation in which two opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition.

This year’s Policy proposition (also known as the “resolution”) is: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States. Teams of two people each from two different schools take opposing points of view in favor of or against this resolution – in essence, one group argues that the United States should implement the resolution while the other argues that the United States should not.

The October Public Forum resolution is: Developed countries have a moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The November Public Forum resolution is: Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines our national security.

Debate is an academically stimulating and strategic activity. We caution – the thrill of argumentation is highly addictive, and should not be pursued by the faint of heart.

Who are debaters?

The Debate Team at Central High School consists of 15-20 young men and women who are primarily linked by their curiosity about and desire to influence the policies that govern their lives.

How do I join?

If you’d like to join us, we meet each Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 for practice (Room 311). Bring your brain and a pen!

Contact: Greg Schams