Harvard debate team loses to New York prison inmates

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mc1
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Harvard debate team loses to New York prison inmates

Post by mc1 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:06 am

An Ivy League education doesn't necessarily make one better at arguing points for points.

Harvard University's award-winning debate team is making headlines this week for losing a competition in New York just months after once again winning a national title from the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

It's not the loss itself that has people talking, but rather who the prestigious team lost to: Three inmates from a maximum-security prison.

Carl Snyder, Dyjuan Tatro and Carlos Polanco are all currently incarcerated for violent crimes at Eastern New York Correctional Facility...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/prison- ... -1.3261420

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Re: Harvard debate team loses to New York prison inmates

Post by petermc61 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:55 am

I reckon the judges weren't willing to give any other decision!!

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Re: Harvard debate team loses to New York prison inmates

Post by RoryJohn » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:06 am

Heres an idea: As a reward for the victorious prisoners, let them spend 6 months living/studying at Harvard and incarcerate the students in their stead.
Its win-win!
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