Harvard Students Bested By Prisoners In Debate
A debate team from a New York maximum-security prison recently claimed victory over a team from Harvard University.By Ryan Biek | October 7, 2015
The competition was sponsored by Bard College and took place last month. Three undergraduates from Harvard — whose debate team took home the world championship last year — squared off against three prisoners from Eastern New York Correctional Facility, all of whom were convicted of violent crimes.
The inmates weren't even able to use the Internet to prepare for the debate. They also had to argue on behalf of a view they reportedly oppose: that public schools should be allowed to deny education to children of undocumented parents.