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Central High School Debate

Geoffery Stone and Ebony Rose
Geoffery Stone and Ebony Rose

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Senator John Kerry, presidential advisor Karl Rove and senate majority leader Bill Frist were all debaters in high school. So some students from Kansas City's Central High School want in on this elite activity. Central's squad has shaken up the national debate circuit this year. They rap their arguments to music, and make the case that the activity itself is rigged to benefit privileged kids at expensive schools. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross followed Central's team to a tournament in Omaha.

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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