Why Debate?

Written by guest author Suzanne Nasser, from DFW Speech and Debate. A couple years ago, my son Adam and I attended a debate entitled “Does a Good God Exist?” between well-known atheist and author Christopher Hitchens, and a professor/author from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The event was held at a large church in North Texas, filled […]

Parental and Home Schooling Rights Under Fire

Family Under Fire Last year, THSC had two lobbyists countering all the “anti home school” legislation. This year, THSC put together a team of six lobbyists to counter the rising threats against home schooling. Defense AND Offense This group of six is made up of Home School graduates who call themselves the Texas Watchmen. The Texas […]

The best way to try out Speech and Debate: Judge at a tournament

Home School Speech and Debate Tournaments would not be possible without hundreds of volunteer community judges. It really is not as scary as it sounds. You don’t have to have any prior experience, you are fed FREE FOOD, you may pick as many two hour time slots as are convenient for you, there are judge […]

The nature of the beast called college admissions

What College Admissions are Really Looking For: Insights from Dr. Luong at Yale University

About a week ago, a young speech and debate friend of mine introduced me to an article by Professor Minh A. Luong from Yale University. The article, titled “Forensics and College Admissions,” recorded Luong’s detailed research on how the nature of the beast, called college admissions, has changed. As a homeschool graduate, this article stirred […]

How to count credit hours

This is a complimentary post to the earlier article, “How to add debate to any schedule.”  It is also by Terry, Deanna & Ryan Stollar, from Coaching Policy Debate. You can find the original article here. This is simple and complex at the same time. An excellent resource, The High School Handbook, by Mary Schofield helps answer […]

How to add debate to any schedule

This is a helpful article by Terry, Deanna & Ryan Stollar, from Coaching Policy Debate. They lay out some fantastic pointers for beginning parents who are swamped trying to figure out how to add debate to the school schedule. You can find the original article here.   One of the dilemmas parents understandably have, when considering […]

There’s a Speech and Debate Club in Bryan/College Station?

What is the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club? We are a Christian Homeschool Family Speech and Debate Club for families in the Brazos Valley area. We are also affiliated with the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA). We provide a means for Home School students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life […]