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The George W. Bush Institute's 2013 high school economic debate program kicks off today with a regional qualifying debate tournament at the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. More than 100 high school debate students, who are in New Englad this summer participating in the "Debate Institutes at Dartmouth," are debating the topics of protectionism, trade and economic growth. Here are some early photographs of the day's events:
The welcome sign at the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation:
Amity Shlaes and Roberto Salinas-León leading a tour of the Coolidge Foundation grounds for debate students and judges:
Ike Brannon and Roberto Salinas-León leading an instructional coaching session on protectionism and trade:
The internet usage at the Coolidge Foundation has skyrocketed today as the debate students get online to research their topics:
A debate underway:
The beautiful view from the debate area:
Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View.Full Bio
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