On Wednesday, October 26, top high school debaters will present a topic from the previous debate season, to show new debaters the layout of a Public Forum Debate round. The demonstration will be located at Central High School, 1700 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141, at 3:30 PM. The resolution is, "On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States."
After the match, veteran coaches and judges will give the group some tips on what was done well and what could be improved. Middle and high school debate teams are welcome to attend, in addition to families and faculty. ASAP Debate is one of the largest urban debate leagues in the country; this year hundreds of students embraced the opportunity and chose to spend their after school hours preparing arguments for debate competition. Debate clubs extend beyond the confines of a classroom, ultimately shaping and preparing youth to be tomorrow's generation of informed leaders.