Advocacy Articles

This is a list of articles from journalists, columnists, educators, and others that explain the benefits of speech and debate. They may be useful in convincing administrators, parents, students, or donors to support and participate in speech and debate. If you come across articles to add to the list, please feel free to send them to Lauren Burdt.

Skills Development

http://news.mit.edu/2001/debate-0411

https://debate.uvm.edu/dcpdf/DEBATE-%20Important%20for%20Everyone.pdf

http://news.harker.org/speech-debate-fosters-leadership-skills/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-sommercamp/high-schools-need-to-make_b_8802274.html

Career Readiness

http://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/top-3-reasons-to-join-a-debate-club-to-benefit-your-career

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertsher/2014/03/02/how-to-find-the-millennials-who-will-lead-your-company/#7400e001142b

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2013/10/03/do-debaters-make-better-lawyers/#1311c8705910

http://www.askmen.com/money/career_60/66_career.html

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/importance-communication-skills-students-communication

http://www.americanbar.org/publications/gpsolo_ereport/2015/june_2015/competitive_debate_and_the_development_of_legal_reasoning.html

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/communications-majors-career-skills

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/05/03/cheat-sheet-skills-college-grads-job/26574631/​

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/jobcenter/workplace/kay/2011-05-30-skills-employers-want-part-ii_N.htm

http://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-blog-hub/the-official-gmat-blog/2014/aug/employers-want-communication-skills-in-new-hires.aspx

https://www.fastcompany.com/3042688/hit-the-ground-running/why-listening-might-be-the-most-important-skill-to-hire-for

http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/employability-skills.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2013/05/20/6-effective-ways-listening-can-make-you-a-better-leader/#41d9bc58bf6c

https://blog.udemy.com/communication-skills-in-the-workplace/

http://www.coursepark.com/blog/2011/01/top-10-skills-employers-are-looking-for/

https://hbr.org/2015/01/how-to-really-listen-to-your-employees

College Readiness

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2014/05/12/hone-the-top-5-soft-skills-every-college-student-needs

http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/component/content/article/33

Testimonials

http://debate.nyc/about/why-debate/

http://hwdebate.org/the-value-of-debate/

Middle School

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/08/12/01deards.h34.html

Extra-curriculars

http://www.mountainheightsacademy.org/why-extracurricular-activities-are-so-important/

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