Debate students use persuasive speaking to save speech classes

12/10/2009 | East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)

Students at an Arizona high school used their persuasive-speaking skills to convince school board members to not cut their speech-and-debate classes from the curriculum. After more than two hours of presentations by students, teachers and parents, board members agreed to keep the classes, asking educators to promote the course to more students. The classes were among 22 on the chopping block because of low enrollment.

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East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)

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