James Roland, an assistant debate coach for Emory’s own Barkley Forum, greets first lady Laura Bush, who visited Atlanta’s Benjamin S. Carson Honors Preparatory School on Wednesday, March 9. Bush, who is touring innovative educational project around the country, dropped by Carson for a look at its Computer-Assisted Debate program, which Emory supports with students and faculty from the Barkley Forum. “Anyone who has raised teenagers knows they are looking for ways to express themselves,” Bush said of the appeal debating can hold for middle- and high-school students.
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Laura Bush praises urban debate program
An Atlanta middle-school debate program that involves Emory’s own Barkley Forum got an endorsement from the highest level on March 9, as first lady Laura Bush visited Benjamin S. Carson Honors Preparatory School as she prepares to lead a new national education program proposed by her husband’s administration.
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