The SY2012 Chicago Middle School Debate League student surveys have been processed, and they show a great deal of engagement in and positive response to the competitive academic debate among our students.
A few of the data points among the 178 responses we received:
- 93% of middle school debaters would recommend participating in the CMSDL to a friend or peer
- 94% of middle school debaters praised their coaches for making them better debaters
- 69% of middle school debaters point to debate as improving their school work
- 80% of middle school debaters plan to debate in high school