Archive for September 2019

Chicago Public Schools students evaluate effectiveness of Sandy Hook school shooting PSA

Image is everything, they say.  So as part of our focus on rhetorical analysis during first quarter, my Chicago Public Schools students evaluated the effectiveness of the new public service announcement about school shootings by the Sandy Hook Promise. Led by parents who lost children in the 2012 school shooting, the Sandy Hook Promise aims... Read more »

The value of debate teams in Chicago Public Schools

In an interview about coaching high-school debate, I said, “So much of debate isn’t about winning or losing, but about getting up there with confidence and engaging with others in an intellectual way. That carries so much value.” For years, Chicago Debates has sponsored a citywide debate experience in Chicago public middle schools and high... Read more »