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August 30, 2011


David Johnson

After spending 45 years debating or coaching debate, I am saddened by what it has become. It is unpleasant to watch, not designed for hearing or in-depth thought, a turn-off to most kids now, and a great loss to a democratic society that rests on an ability to synthesize competing ideas.

Debate is dying in many schools because of its abnormality.

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