The power of debate as form of civic communication

This article discusses the benefits of debate in urban education. It particularly highlights the benefits of debate for low-income students of color through the New York City Urban Debate League (NYUDL), in that debate teaches them to "think, communicate, collaborate, and love learning." The author is continuing to study the impact of debate of expanding debate from high school to middle school students with the NYC DOE Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) program.