The Importance of Being Inclusive by David McKay

David McKay Director, Voices Foundation   My son John was passionate about high school debate, feeling it was (in his words) “the most valuable activity a high school student can partake in”.  During his freshman year at college, he became chagrined with what he saw as “…[financial] barriers preventing individuals from fully actualizing their desire […]

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The Case for Novice Packets by Lawrence Zhou

Lawrence Zhou is a Lincoln-Douglas curriculum director at VBI and an assistant LD coach at The Harker School. He was the 2014 NSDA LD National Champion and currently attends the University of Oklahoma. Thank you to Marshall Thompson for his input. Introduction I take the following claim to be uncontroversial: “The educational value of novice […]

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