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Allstate hosts top varsity debaters in early-season competition

For the third consecutive year, Allstate Insurance hosted at its Northbrook headquarters an early-season competition among 32 Varsity debaters from 14 Chicago Debate League schools across conferences. This unique first-semester citywide tournament gives top debate teams an early introduction to their chief competition from across the city. Held October 27th, the 2012 Allstate Varsity Invitational […]

Thoughts from the Executive Director: To Sir with Love

People of a certain age will remember with fondness Sidney Poitier’s powerful portrayal of “Sir,” a teacher who transforms the lives of a group of struggling teens in an inner city London school. Others remember Mr. Kotter, who was “welcomed back” to his Bronx high school to change the lives of teens there. Or Edward […]

Alumni profiles: Muriel Dorsey, junior at Illinois State

I graduated from Prosser Career Academy in 2010 after spending all four years on the debate team. Being a debater was one of the best decisions that I could have made for my life. I received a merit scholarship to debate for the Illinois State University Forensics Team and am now debating as a junior. […]

Performance Trust sponsors public debates about U.S. economy

Top debaters from eight Chicago high schools competed in the 2012 Performance Trust Public Debates on the U.S. Economy on December 7 and 8, 2012, with over $4,000 in scholarship money awarded. The debates, open to a public audience, featured 18 rounds on two resolutions: A. Resolved:   U.S. economic policy should prioritize the threat posed […]

Fall competitive season starts strong

The CDL high school season and CMSDL middle school season kicked off this fall with highly competitive tournaments across all conferences and students representing every area of Chicago. Megan Baskin, coach at University of Chicago Charter School–Woodlawn Campus, views the start of the season as an important path to success at her school: “The success […]

Allstate hosts top varsity debaters at early-season competition

For the third consecutive year, Allstate Insurance hosted at its Northbrook headquarters an early-season competition among 32 Varsity debaters from 14 Chicago Debate League schools across conferences. This unique first-semester citywide tournament gives top debate teams an early introduction to their chief competition from across the city. Held October 27th, the 2012 Allstate Varsity Invitational […]