MDTA - Minnesota Debate Teachers Association

Question What is Classic Debate?

Solution Classic Debate is a new debate format spearheaded by Todd Hering of Eastview High School that refocuses debate on traditional skills of reasoning and persuasive speaking.

Classic Debate was designed to provide a clear alternative to the demands and excesses of policy debate. The intent is to offer an attractive opportunity for greater participation in debate.
For more information about the rationale, structure, resolutions, tournaments, teacher resources, and the Classic Debate League, click on Classroom Connect.

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