New research confirms the power of debate to change lives

I thought this was pretty cool– a new research study on the Chicago Urban Debate League conducted by the Journal of Adolescents looked into the connections between joining a high school debate and readiness for college. This study found that debaters are 3.1 times more likely to graduate high school and be prepared for college, and that at-risk students were 72% likely to graduate if they were involved with high school debate, versus the 43% of non-debaters that were likely to graduate. This page has the press release.

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