Early Scholars speech and debate students have used the skills learned in speech and debate to loudly and effectively demand change. With the increase in Asian-American hate crimes, students have petitioned Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Meisha Porter to combat intolerance through education. 

Read the full news article to learn more about their two main demands:

  1. Integrate lessons on Asian-American history & culture into the primary school curriculum
  2. Make Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month part of the school calendar

To learn more about the movement, read the full article here: Gothamist