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Up For Debate

Up For Debate

Students are gathered around a long table in a research lab-turned classroom at Coppin Academy on the campus of Coppin State University. The white board is covered with formal debate rules and timing, and off to the side is a page with ideas for arguments related to this year’s policy debate topic: “Resolved: The United States should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.”

This is the Baltimore Urban Debate League’s (BUDL) high school summer camp, a free camp which drew 30 experienced debaters for a week of research and practice...