Add debating and public speaking to the national curriculum

We, the undersigned call for the teaching of debating and public speaking to be mandated by the national curriculum in all secondary schools in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, to which it applies.

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Created By

Antonis Koutsoumbos

Created On

Tuesday 22 January 2013

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