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nnernicole
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feverish
Con (against)
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21 Points

Children should play a role in choosing their teachers.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/13/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 842 times Debate No: 7830
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nnernicole

Pro

In this day in age teachers are chosen from a pool of eligable people. They are not observed in a classroom setting when other adults are not present therefore, the principal/dean etc. does not know what is going on in that particular classroom.

Children from the age of 13 and over should be able to submit suggestions when the school is hiring new staff. When a significent amount of students are failing or doing poorly in a class, the teacher should be held responsible. Children these days have such little say in the people who control their future.
feverish

Con

I thank my opponent for instigating this debate and wish us both luck.

I find this a very interesting topic both as a parent and as someone who works with a lot of teenagers and other young people.

I must point out that as Pro my opponent bears the burden of proving that children should play a role in choosing their teachers. I don't believe she has provided any evidence supporting this yet.

I totally agree with everything my opponent says except her resolution and the following sentence: "Children from the age of 13 and over should be able to submit suggestions when the school is hiring new staff." This is basically just a clarification of the resolution.

I agree that teachers should be held accountable if their students persistently perform badly and with my opponents description of current recruitment procedures. I don't however see how this supports the resolution.

Her initial paragraph seems to instead suggest that other teachers or principles should observe prospective candidates in a classroom 'audition' type setting. This to my mind is indeed a good idea but quite separate from the debate headline.

It is my contention that on the whole children are not the best qualified to assess a good teacher on initial impressions.

They are likely to make superficial judgements on whether they like a teacher or not and the majority of students would probably want to employ a teacher they thought would give them an easy ride, rather than one who would make them work harder.

I await my opponents response.

Thankyou.
Debate Round No. 1
nnernicole

Pro

nnernicole forfeited this round.
feverish

Con

I still await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 2
nnernicole

Pro

nnernicole forfeited this round.
feverish

Con

Unfortunately my opponent seems to have abandoned this site.
This has happened to me a few times lately, maybe I should be more hesitant about accepting debates from people who have only just joined.
Thanks for reading anyway.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by feverish 7 years ago
feverish
Welcome to debate.org!
Didn't realise you had only just joined till after posting my argument.
I'm quite new myself but finding it pretty addictive!
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