If you debate them, you will beat them

A few nights ago, an organization called “Intelligence Squared” put on a debate. The proposition presented was…

“DON’T BLAME TEACHERS UNIONS FOR OUR FAILING SCHOOLS”

Yes means you support that statement, no means you blame teachers unions. The good guys literally wiped the floor with the bad guys.

PRE-DEBATE VOTE:
FOR: 24% AGAINST: 43% UNDECIDED: 33%
POST-DEBATE VOTE:
FOR: 25% AGAINST:68% UNDECIDED: 7%

As of this moment, I have not watched the debate, but wanted to post it for you. I encourage you all to start challenging every single one of your “pro-union” friends to an open debate. If you aren’t confident of the outcome, contact me, and I’ll make myself available.

If you engage them, in front of an intellectually honest and engaged audience, they can’t win.

DON’T BLAME TEACHERS UNIONS FOR OUR FAILING SCHOOLS from Intelligence Squared US on Vimeo.