Hello. I am writing to you as a member of the National Communication Association’s K-12 Task Force. The leadership of NCA has tasked our group with finding out if and how speech and debate courses are required, used as electives, or serve as partial class requirements in grades 6-12. Unfortunately, we lack a centralized database to pull from to complete this important task. If you are a teacher in grades 6 through 12, I am writing to ask if you would participate in a quick 5-10 minutes survey. As the information requested is public information, participation in the survey will not impose any risks on your membership and the outcome could help position our professional association to better serve as advocates for speech and debate education. If you are willing to participate, please click on the following link, which will include a form indicating your assent to participate and the brief survey. Thank you very much for considering.