Resolved Debate Can Revolutionize Education and Help Save Our Democracy

Author: Robert Litan

In this era of extreme political polarization, it’s tempting to believe nothing can be done to heal a nation that is so divided and led by dysfunctional politicians.

The solution offered by Resolved is for schools across the country to focus on developing in students the skills of successful debaters – listening and persuading, through civil discourse backed by fact-based evidence and reason. Author Robert Litan explains how this one simple educational reform can help address the nation’s political divide and at the same time help ensure that today’s young people will actually enjoy learning, and have the necessary skills to lead productive and economically rewarding lives.