The English-Speaking Union

Education Programs

Middle School Debate


Let's change the tenor of critical discourse in our country. Engage your students in critical thinking about current events.


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The ESU Middle School Debate Program is an ESU educational initiative in partnership with Claremont McKenna College's Middle School Public Debate Program, international leaders in middle school debate education.  The program is for students in grades 5-8 to help them develop critical thinking and language arts skills through public speaking.