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Nashville Elementary & Middle School Debate

Free Speech: The Movement
Nashville Elementary and Middle School Debate Consortium

Free Speech: The Movement is an education program designed to teach students critical thinking and communication skills through the use of academic debate. The program was founded in 2011 by VUDebate in conjunction with two Metro Nashville teachers: Adrienne Neal and Kenisha Hawthorne. Due to the program’s success, the number of participating schools has grown each year.

2011-2012
Participating schools: Cole and Kirkpatrick

2012-2013
Participating schools: Kirkpatrick, Shwab, Thomas Edison, Maxwell, John Early

2013-2014
Participating schools: Kirkpatrick, Shwab, Thomas Edison, Maxwell, J. E. Moss, Lakeview, Park Avenue, Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School

2014-2015
Participating schools: Kirkpatrick, Shwab, Thomas Edison, Maxwell, J. E. Moss, Lakeview, Fall Hamilton, Inglewood, Granbery, Thurgood Marshall, John Early, Bailey

2015-2016
Participating schools: Carter Lawrence, Crieve Hall, Cumberland, Granbery, J. E. Moss, Maxwell, Lakeview, Smith Springs, Thomas Edison, Bailey, Valor

2016-2017
Participating schools: Carter Lawrence, Crieve Hall, Granbery, J. E. Moss, Maxwell, Lakeview, Smith Springs, Thomas Edison, Hattie Cotton, Norman Binkley, Hermitage, Westmeade, Valor, Knowledge Academy, Croft

2017-2018
TBD

League website:
https://nashvilleschoolsdebateconsortium.weebly.com

For more information, contact M. L. Sandoz, Director of Forensics.