This year’s policy debate topic, about which 70+ St. Vincent students have been researching and competing, is about United States transportation infrastructure investment. The team invited local press to a recent public debate on the topic. One blogger had this to say:
“A fresh-faced seventeen-year-old tried to explain the nuances of the debate to me during breaks. I appreciated her efforts. She truly was kind about it. But she might as well have been instructing me in the social rituals of an aboriginal tribe. A fast-talking aboriginal tribe.”
But, he admits, “learning to assimilate arguments quickly and to respond comprehensively and effectively is a good life skill.”
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