Domestic Public Policy

Does Argumentation and Debate Training Improve Student Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Success? Evidence from Boston

Grant Year: 2021

Beth Schueler will examine the extent to which experience in high school debate programs can be a vehicle to increase student achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment rates. She will analyze data from two programs offered in the Boston Public Schools system. The first program is an after-school debate league that students can elect to join, while the second is a schoolwide instructional program based on principles developed in debate settings. The project’s finding will appear in two papers and a series of presentations.

University of Virginia Domestic Public Policy