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Give the Gift of Debate this Holiday Season!

by Erik Fogel | Dec 17, 2017 10:30:29 PM
  This year was a historic year for the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL). We became the largest urban debate in the nation by providing life-changing opportunities to 2,000 students and 181 ...
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Now Hiring! Apply to Americorps for the NYC Urban Debate League!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 25, 2017 1:59:09 PM
Attention College Graduates!!! Applying to Graduate School? Thinking about taking a year off? Gap Year? Exciting opportunity through Americorps to work for the Debate League for a year (or more!). ...
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"Without debate, there can be no self-government." (New Yorker, This Week!)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 12, 2016 9:17:52 AM
Great article in the New Yorker this week on the history of presidential debates and public debates in the United States! "For centuries, learning how to argue was the centerpiece of a liberal-arts ...
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How Speech and Debate Taught Me to Speak! (The Odyssey)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:09:38 AM
"Millennials, it is our job to help create a generation who is not afraid to stand up and speak up for the issues that matter the most to them, to advocate for new policy, to help bring information ...
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CEOs recommend your child joins the debate team! (Miami Herald)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:05:07 AM
"I think communication is one of the most important things in business and in personal relationships. If you know how to say what you want to say, you will be at an advantage. So, I would suggest ...
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Communication Skills are the #1 Business Skill! (Business Insider)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:03:04 AM
Business Insider published an article on how communication skills were the number one business skill and students should join the debate team! "The ability to clearly articulate a message is a highly ...
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Shout outs to MS 50 and the NYCDOE's Middle School Quality Initiative for bringing debate to schools!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 3, 2016 8:20:53 AM
Shout outs to Principal Ben Honoroff, Jhs 50 John D Wells, and the New York City Department of Education's Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI). MSQI and the NYC Urban Debate League partnered up ...
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Gene Wilder the High School Debater! Remembering Gene Wilder, Actor, Comedian, Philanthropist, and High School Debater!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 2, 2016 11:22:17 PM
“On stage or in the movies, I could do whatever I wanted to, I was free.” - Gene Wilder.
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5 Reasons Schools Should Teach Debate to Students

by Erik Fogel | Aug 20, 2016 12:37:19 AM
"According to Dr. Shelly Johnson, author of Everyday Debate, “developing a debater’s mind will help [individuals] think more critically about the world around,” while also “enabling [individuals] to ...
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Listen to Former High School Debater Hillary Clinton's Breakout Graduation Speech in College on Student Activism

by Erik Fogel | Aug 19, 2016 11:49:34 PM
Check out former High School Debater, Hillary Clinton's graduating speech in college. "Clinton’s remarks transformed her, virtually overnight, into a national symbol of student activism. Wire ...
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