Entries by Edie Canter

Congratulations to CDL students on another great season

This year, with 1355 students from 71 schools debating in the CDL, Chicago maintained its position as the largest urban debate league in the nation. The Chicago Debate Championship was a fitting culmination to a superb season. Whitney Young’s top teams — Jeron Dastrup and John Vitzileos, and Christian Palacios and Katherine Sears — closed […]

Make Room for Debate 2013

Our second annual Make Room for Debate fundraiser, held on June 27, was a terrific success because the generosity of almost 250 guests and 36 individual and corporate sponsors. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was honored with the Champion of Debate award. President Preckwinkle spoke about her commitment to improving educational and life opportunities for […]

Crowdfunding for the CDSI

Share this online fundraiser with your friends! The Chicago Debate Summer Institute (CDSI) makes high-quality pre-season debate training accessible to Chicago students. We are raising funds to provide this two-week intensive high school debate program (and one-week middle school program) FREE to low-income students. Thanks to our amazing donors, we’ve already raised over $25,000 for […]

Summer debate event!

Join us for a PUBLIC DEBATE Saturday, July 13th at 2 p.m., at the DuSable Museum of African-American History See CDL debaters from Morgan Park, Lane Tech, Julian, and Williams debate this important historical topic: Resolved: That the Emancipation Proclamation — including its opening of the armed services to persons of color — was passed […]