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Chess in Education

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greesh
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/2/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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roshan9

Pro

I believe that the game of chess should be taught in schools because chess helps enhance student's reaction time, decision making, risk-taking, and much more. Having chess taught earlier on to students has been proven to make them better students. I'm not saying that chess should be mandatory, but it should be an option for students starting in elementary school. Studying chess will also help students in life overall. As shown in Garry Kasparov's book How Life Imitates Chess, Chess is not only about moving pieces but is also about sacrifices, knowing yourself, willpower, and that steady effort pays off. With all of these items that will help children through chess, they will be greatly benefitted.
greesh

Con

I will be going against the idea of having chess taught in classes. The idea of having chess taught in classes, means extended school hours, or having the ability to choose to have the chess class sin a high school. First off, if school hours were extended to teach chess, then that would mean less time for school work. It would be harder to finish homework, plus you may get homework for chess. If this idea is implemented in high schools, then the marking system for a chess class would be absurd. It would either be marked on ones abilities to play chess, or memorizing strategies. Thus those who are newbies at chess would be at disadvantage in terms of grades, than those who have played chess before, and are extremely good at it. Further, the teachers cannot teach more than chess strategies unless, they wish to teach the history of chess, which not going to give them the advantages PRO had offered. Further, the costs of implementing a new subject to all school/high schools would be too high. It might affect tax-payers for a subject that one could join a team for. Yes the Chess team. If a school does not have a chess team, than one could make a proposal for it, but implementing as a course, would cost too much, and be too much of a burden . As well, there are other classes that can improve your reflexes and coordination such as basket ball, or tennis or soccer, which are being taught in schools, and high schools. Now if you only want to implement it elementary schools, than it can be confusing for young kids. Kids in grade 1 or 2 barely know how to add, and now you teach them a complicated game called chess, because it has to be mandatory, otherwise the class schedules will be mixed. Further the cost implementations are still an issue. These and many more points will be presented, by the CON. And to PRO please clear up your arguments because i do not know if you mean continue chess from elementary to high school or just in elementary.
Debate Round No. 1
roshan9

Pro

roshan9 forfeited this round.
greesh

Con

As pro has forfeited the round, I believe he has no arguments, or rebuttals to post...
Debate Round No. 2
roshan9

Pro

roshan9 forfeited this round.
greesh

Con

Once again Pro has forfeited the round, thus having no arguments at all
Debate Round No. 3
roshan9

Pro

roshan9 forfeited this round.
greesh

Con

As Pro seems to not have burden of proof, please vote Con
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by bsh1 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didn't make it clear what he intended. Chess as an elective course in a large high school would be a reasonable proposition, but Pro forfeited leaving all of Con's arguments unanswered.