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Diani_Galih
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Education in America is Fundamentally Flawed

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Started: 9/4/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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simpleman

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Education in America is flawed in a very basic foundation. Namely, I feel that there must be a philosophical basis extending to morality that undergirds it from it's primary years for it to have better use in society. Otherwise, our children will lack the proper mental, emotional, and civic construct with which to process and successfully utilize the voluminous information they are inundated with. To give the what to the utter neglect of why and how grossly depreciates the intended purpose of a well rounded education.
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Diani_Galih

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I think it's just the opinion of some people, because basically we know that America is a country that developed it, where everyone is always in droves to go there with the aim of seeking knowledge.
of the statement above we know that education in America is considered a pretty good education,
Debate Round No. 1
simpleman

Pro

As far as factual attainment, yes. But knowledge must conform to truth. Our children are lost in this regard.

We have children who can spout facts, but few who possess any conviction to attend the facts that they have learned. What good is it to be uncertain of what you know, and at the same time be overconfident about who you are.

Knowledge is only useful if it is wisely applied. Without the basis of moral virtue, or for that matter, a fixed point at which truth can be established, facts are useless.

If I could tell you the physical properties of the operation of a motor vehicle, but lacked the knowledge of how to operate it, or the wisdom to do so responsibly, what use would my factual recitation provide beyond novel use?
Diani_Galih

Con

yup you said that ,,, but if you want to know ,, many people in other country will be going there ,,, ya i know just because you so scared with moral maybe or for many child ... but if you can open your eyes for more large you will be find ,,, Wow America is The Nice Country :P
i wanna ask you a question,, do you want to go there just about knowledge??
in your statement you said about wisdom , , , no no no ,, i don't say like that before :p so I think ,, Knowledge is important than anything hehehehe
ya about "HOW CAN SOME PEOPLE TO OPERATION ......... ?" i think its not our problem, because its just the person's problem :)
Debate Round No. 2
simpleman

Pro

America is a country that possesses the potential for goodness. But if we continue to lack preparation of our children to engage the world constructively, it will mean our demise. Would you not agree that our lack of emphasis in this regard is what caused our decline towards being a welfare state? What shall become of us if our citizens come to lack any independence in regards to their own welfare? Look at the economies of Europe.
Diani_Galih

Con

okay fine , if you said that about safety for everybody.... but i just already said, everything is depend to us ... no other :)
okay ,,, nobody can blaming your opinion .but remember this.. for bad moral or anything can be valid around us ,, but you can be your self only with your principle ,,, "if everybody have each principle then we can be my self" all of thing around us can't come to our life ,,,
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by anonymouse 3 years ago
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education in america, other than science, just makes you conform to their idiotic standards
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