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Letters in Support of Speech and Debate


Sometimes you can’t make the case for speech and debate all by yourself. That’s why we’ve collected letters written by prominent educators, coaches, and advocates of the activity that may help you as you champion this powerful and transformative activity.


Bethany Bohall

Elizabeth Bornia

Austin Brown

Carlos Castillo

W. Donald Clayton, Jr.

Greg Cunningham

Alfred F. Dugan III

Jennifer L. Euker

Errol Evans

Dr. Tammy Ferguson

Sharron Heinrich

Dr. Robyn Kaiyal

Jason Kline

Ann V. Klotz

Susan M. Knoblauch

D. Scott Looney

Dr. Joseph H. Murry, Jr.

Michael O’Toole

Leonidas Patterson

Dr. Stefanie Phillips

Dr. Polly Reikowski

James Shapiro

Trey Smith

Holly Williams

Dr. Douglas S. Wine

Kenneth Zapata