The Instigator
henry2833
Pro (for)
Winning
13 Points
The Contender
jamonster
Con (against)
Losing
5 Points

Chess should be encouraged in schools

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henry2833
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/20/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 824 times Debate No: 49575
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henry2833

Pro

First round is acceptance only. I would like to debate about whether or not chess should be encouraged in schools. I am for the pro side (chess should be encouraged in schools).
jamonster

Con

I accecpt.
Debate Round No. 1
henry2833

Pro

I think chess should be encouraged in schools because of the following reasons:

1. Improve skills
Chess is not just about pieces and how they move, it is about considering advantages, both short-term and long-term, sacrifices to checkmate the king, and strategically thinking and making huge decisions that may make a difference about checkmating and being checkmated. America's Foundation for Chess (AF4C) has been working with 2nd and 3rd grade students to see if students will score higher marks on tests and exams. They found out students who learn chess at an early age achieved way better marks on exams. In addition, they found that students who learn chess at an earlier age achieve better scores than students who wait later on and learn chess.

2. Make students think schools are fun
In third and second grade, many, if not all, students like to be though of smart. Playing chess certainly makes them smarter; therefore, it would be a great chance for students to think of school as fun. If students associate fun with school, that may motivate them to do better in schools, try their best, and of course, achieve better marks.

3. Many schools are using it
Dalton School, for example, is teaching chess to energetic 5-year olds. Dalton School is one of the best private schools in New York and has one of the best chess teams. P.S. 194, a public school in Harlem, is also using chess to improve youngsters' education. Many other schools are rushing to make chess programs and clubs in order to improve their learning system. In conclusion, if chess is not useful, then why are so many schools using it?

Sources:
http://www.chessinschools.co.uk...
http://www.parents.com...
jamonster

Con

jamonster forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
henry2833

Pro

I extend all of my arguments.

Also, please do not forfeit next round.
jamonster

Con

jamonster forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
henry2833

Pro

Con has failed to provide valid reasons supporting his case and refutaiontions. I extend all of my arguments.
jamonster

Con

jamonster forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by ElCoyote 3 years ago
ElCoyote
Chess in schools would be awesome
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Damn these forfeits, this could have been a good debate.
Vote Placed by Relativist 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Sewook123, You voted towards the wrong person based on your RFD. Forfeiture warrants loss of conduct. Extended arguments backed with reliable sources earns the rightful 5 points.
Vote Placed by sewook123 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF. Pathetic effort by Con. No arguments whatsoever and spelling mistake in one of two words he utilized.