The Art of Debate...In High School
Tonight the country will get a chance to witness a quadrennial spectacle, the first of three presidential debates. There are many examples of debates that have shifted, even defined Presidential campaigns, sometimes, just because of a memorable turn of phrase.
Here to give some fresh perspective on Debate Watch 2012 is someone who might be coaching a future generation of Presidential contenders...literally. Laura Rochette is a Humanities Instructor at the prestigious St. Paul's School here in Concord, and co-advisor of that school's debate team, which counts among its alums former candidate and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.
Great debate moments in history, courtesy of The New York Times:
Wanna see some champion level high school debaters in action? Sure you do: