The Instigator
Wylted
Con (against)
Winning
10 Points
The Contender
MrBaker
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

100 debate challenge 5: This house would ban homework

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 2 votes the winner is...
Wylted
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/24/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,220 times Debate No: 63909
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (4)
Votes (2)

 

Wylted

Con

1. Pro accepts full BOP.

2. Pro argues first round and passes on final round.

3. No trolling or semantics.
MrBaker

Pro

Fighting a loosing battle but here I go. It

It's basically forcing students to go home after a stressful day of school and activities and do pointless homework. Teachers should be teaching these things in class, not making the students learn it themselves. It's preventing children from leading balanced lifestyles, with a healthy amount of sleep and activities to keep them fit and active. How is a student supposed to do 3 to 4 hours of homework, study for a plethora of tests and quizzes, play sports, get involved in the community, eat food with nutritional value, and get an adequate amount of sleep, all in one day? That's not possible. The amount of stress homework causes kids is ridiculous, especially when they're already under so much pressure to get into a good college and do well in school, along with making friends and staying active. Homework is not necessary.

Spending more and more time doing homework is making children's social skills suffer, and with all the technology we have teenagers and children are isolated enough as it is.

If they banned homework, test scores might improve because then students would have more time to study and be prepared than if we have five different subjects to do on top of studying for a test the next day.

You may continue;
Debate Round No. 1
Wylted

Con

1. There is an education gap between rich and poor kids. [1] Like my opponent points out studying is important. What's taught in schools doesn't stick as well unless the brain is reminded of it at home. well off students have more opportunities to study away from school. Wealthier families tend to value education more and push their kids to study and they have the resources for extra books and to hire tutors etc. Assigning everyone homework insures that poor kids will be studying just as much as wealthier kids and have the same opportunities. This doesn't have to be 3 hours of homework a night like my opponent says. Just 20 minutes a day will do a huge amount of good. It's also been shown that kids who are assigned homework do significantly better on tests later on.[2]

My opponent brings up studying but fails to realize that homework is a form of studying and that assigning kids study time would also be considered homework. If we want to give all student the same opportunity at a good education and make sure everyone get's the bes possible education, we need to make sure kids are doing homework.

sources


MrBaker

Pro

MrBaker forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MrBaker

Pro

MrBaker forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
MrBaker

Pro

MrBaker forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
4 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
I've been con ever sense I read outliers.
Posted by debatability 2 years ago
debatability
aw i was going to take this until i saw that you were con
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
We're so alike. Let's see if that holds true for the next 99. Actually I've just been picking the sides easiest to defend, but so far I probably agree with them also.
Posted by UchihaMadara 2 years ago
UchihaMadara
Damn... so far I strongly agree with your side of the resolution on every one of your '100 debate challenge' things...
2 votes have been placed for this debate. Showing 1 through 2 records.
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
WyltedMrBakerTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:Vote Checkmark--2 points
Total points awarded:60 
Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited several rounds which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. Arguments - Con. Pro was unable to maintain his position as Pro due to his failure to respond to Con's counter-arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize sources in this debate whereas Con did. Clear win for Con.
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
WyltedMrBakerTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:40 
Reasons for voting decision: ff