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alkid96
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InVinoVeritas
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High School schedules should be more based on helping career choices.

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InVinoVeritas
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/3/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alkid96

Pro

If a student knows what they want to do when they grow up (IE;teacher) they should have schedules more based towards helping them. For example Algebra will not be required if a student wants to be a lifeguard when they grow up. or a student will not need Gym for if they want to be a librarian. They need to become more self dependent and be able to make the right choices. If you know what you want to do when you finish school you should set up your schedule. For example someone who wants to be an athlete should have multiple gym classes. or someone who wants to be an artist should have multiple art classes and less science classes.
InVinoVeritas

Con

When a student in high school is set on a specific career, oftentimes the student eventually changes his or her mind. Students should have to have a well-rounded schedule in order to keep their options open.

Also, by making students take classes in a large range of subject areas, schools are exposing them to new ideas. Perhaps a student who once wanted to be a gym teacher could take a class in biology and now to wants to be a biologist. This exposure would not happen if students were not exposed to a diverse range of subjects.

Lastly, school is not all about career-oriented training. It's also about simply instilling knowledge into the minds of youth. Although an education in Chemistry would not help a gym teacher's career, it would make him or her a more well-rounded, educated person, and that's what it's all about.

Thank you.

Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by InVinoVeritas 5 years ago
InVinoVeritas
Cool story, bro
Posted by renucemi000 5 years ago
renucemi000
Classes being offered at school should be based on what your future education is. In some schools they don't offer many choices to help build a career choice. Colleges aren't just looking at ACT scores and GPA, they look at what classes you've taken. Blow off classes isn't a good option if you're looking into going into a successful career.
Posted by jenny.cuttle 5 years ago
jenny.cuttle
I believe the con produced many sufficent reasons as to why every student should be exposed to different subject areas. Although it may be true that some of the courses we take are a little tough, boring, and what may seem useless to us, those extra courses do in fact make us more rounded out, better educated individuals.

Gym classes, art classes, and woodshop classes are exciting and I'm not denyin the fact that those are good classes to have, however, it can't hinder your education if you expand your range. Colleges are looking not only at your GPA, but also at the the classes you take and the intensity of them. If they see you are taking Physics and AP Biology, they see you demand nothing but the best out of yourself.
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
Con produced excellent reasons as to why we should be well-rounded in all areas, and showed how we might change our views as we get older. Plus, he had better S&G. Thus, Con wins the debate even though I agree with Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's argument were much weaker than Con's, in my view. While certain claims were "unsubstantiated", Con's point about how students might change their minds on the trajectories of the fields proves to be rather overwhelming, as well as noting how an exposure to a broad range of subjects would a) make the person more well-rounded in knowledge and b) provoke new interests. Con also had better spelling, with Pro forgetting to use commas and so forth.
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Reasons for voting decision: con made better arguments even though he could have easily elaborated on them to reinforce his argument. why does everyone make 1 round debates now??
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments were, well, better and refuted pro's
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in comments.