Interscholastic debate is obscure and undervalued, but some believe a case can b
Interscholastic debate is obscure and undervalued, but some believe a case can be made for it being one of the most valuable activities a high school student can undertake. Rachel Efron, 17, of Cape Elizabeth, the state's reigning debate champion, has no difficulty arguing both sides of a proposition with equal logic and eloquence. Former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney, who debated for Brunswick High School in the 1960s, is bothered that interscholastic debate is value free, and that it teaches students to argue with equal vigor on both sides of an argument. Former U.S. Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie is the best known debater in Maine history, and debated at both Stephens High School in Rumford and Bates College. Details.
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Beem, Edgar Allen, "Interscholastic debate is obscure and undervalued, but some believe a case can b" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1718.
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