The Coolidge Foundation’s debate programs attract some of the brightest young Americans in the country. We are proud of the accomplishments of all the students who have become part of our Coolidge Family. We are excited to report that two alums of our 2015 World Schools Debate Camp have been featured on Fox News Channel analyzing the 2015 Democratic and Republican presidential primary debates. Feiry Guaba and Joelle Garcia are both middle school students in New York City, and their sharp perspective on the debating skills of the candidates has wowed host Greg Gutfeld, as well as audiences across America. To hear Feiry try out a Coolidge-style free market argument on education and public spending, go to 6:33 mins in in the first video.. You can view the each of the appearances in their entirety at the links below:
This op-ed was written by Steven Frias of Cranston, Rhode Island, the 2015 winner of the Coolidge Prize for Journalism. Mr. Frias, a twice-monthly contributor, is a regulatory lawyer, Rhode Island’s Republican National Committeeman and the author of “Cranston and Its Mayors: A History.”
This essay was written by Ethan Forster of Danville, Vermont, a student at St. Johnsbury Academy. Ethan is the 2015 winner of the Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth.