Entries by Edie Canter

Debaters Explore U.S. Economic Policy towards Latin America

Every year, policy debaters throughout the country are given a new topic that forms the basis for their cases throughout the debate season. This year’s high school debate topic is Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.  Intrigued by the new topic, debaters in the […]

2013- 2014 Debate Season has Started with a Flourish

With a spectacular start to the 17th season of the Chicago Debate League, staff, students, and coaches are looking forward to our biggest year yet.  And the CDL is easily maintaining its position as the largest urban debate league in the nation. The Chicago Debate League has expanded to 78 schools – our largest number […]

2013 Performance Trust Public Debates on the U.S. Economy

On December 13th and 14th, ten of the top high school teams in the Chicago Debate League will compete in the 2013 Performance Trust Public Debates. For the last four years, Performance Trust has been the lead sponsor and host of this prestigious invitational tournament, held at its downtown Chicago office. Performance Trust staff members […]

Chicago Debate Commission is honored with a National Award

On November 20, the Chicago Debate Commission received one of the top three awards in the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award competition. Chosen from hundreds of applicants nationwide, the CDC received an Honorable Mention, along with a $25,000 prize to support our powerful urban debate programming. The CDC was selected for its long-standing partnership […]

CDL debaters meet President Obama, Cabinet Members and more

Two Chicago Debate League students had the honor of meeting President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, August 26. John Vitzileos (Whitney Young, Class of 2013) and Pauline Esman (Northside College Prep, Class of 2014) were among eight students from across the country invited to the White House as a result of their success […]