Debate or Die Club
It is the mission of the Debate or Die club of Compton High School:
To provide participating students a valuable educational activity with a primary emphasis on interscholastic debate competition.
To host at least one debate competition here at Compton High each academic year, and to expose the students of Compton High School to the democratizing and rhetorical benefits of debate.
To offer debate activities which improve critical thinking, research skills, ethical argumentation, advocacy, analysis, persuasion, oral presentation, listening, organization, teamwork, group problem solving, citizenship, and leadership to the students of Compton High School.
Debate is a valuable alternate to the violence of physical conflict and the silencing effects of totalitarianism. To that end, CHS debaters are instructed to demonstrate self-discipline, maturity, responsibility, solidarity and respect for all participants at all times.