Each Friday a few students are chosen to be monitors for a 30 minute group discussion on an article that they chose. The other remaining students get to choose any of the articles that catches their interest that the monitors chose. The monitor prepare questions for the 8-10 students involved in their debate. In the debate I observed, the chosen article was from Fortune.com article "Apple case exposes ongoing Government rift over encryption policy". The goal of the discussion is to give students the opportunity to express their opinions on their stance on current issues. The discussion also teaches the students to respect their peers personal opinions and views if they are different from their stance on the issue.