2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 6, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Ballweg, Anderson, Bowen, E.
Brooks, Doyle, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Murphy, Riemer, Rohrkaste,
Sargent, Sinicki, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tusler and Zamarripa, cosponsored by
Senators Olsen, Bewley, Cowles, Harsdorf, Johnson, Petrowski, Risser, L.
Taylor and Wirch. Referred to Committee on Rules.
1Relating to: designating March 3, 2017, as National Speech and Debate Education
Whereas, established by the National Speech & Debate Association, in 4
conjunction with national and local partners, this event, on March 3, 2017, serves to 5
promote better instruction in speech and debate across all grade levels and to 6
highlight the pivotal roles these abilities play in personal advocacy, social 7
movements, and public policy making; and
Whereas, speech and debate education helps students develop important skills 9
in communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration through the 10
practice of public speaking; and
Whereas, participants in speech and debate activities learn not only to analyze 12
and express complex ideas effectively but also to listen, concur, question, or dissent 13
with reason and compassion; and
Whereas, across the United States, countless educators devote in-school, 15
after-school, and weekend time to supporting their students in speech and debate
practices and competitions, and the example of hard work and dedication they set 2
has a lasting, positive impact on their pupils; and
Whereas, the skills learned through speech and debate activities serve 4
students well throughout their lives; and
Whereas, this occasion, on March 3, 2017, presents a welcome opportunity to 6
recognize such instruction as an essential component of a well-rounded curriculum; 7
now, therefore, be it
8Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That:
the members of the 9
Wisconsin legislature hereby recognize March 3, 2017, as National Speech and 10
Debate Education Day in Wisconsin; and, be it further
the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this resolution 12
to the National Speech & Debate Association.