The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

Programs

Middle School Debate

Debate medalists and their teachers

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

The English-Speaking Union partners with Claremont McKenna College's Middle School Public Debate Program to expand middle school debate leagues across the country.  The ESU sponsors two leagues in New York City and one in New Jersey.

Claremont McKenna's Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP) is the world's largest program for classroom and contest debating for middle school students, designed to teach public speaking, critical thinking, listening, and debating.  MSPDP works with teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community members to form sustainable debating leagues and classroom oral literacy initiatives.

Click here for information about the:

Sandhills Branch Middle School Debate Program
Columbus Branch Middle School Debate Program

 
 
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