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High school students be required to debate controversial current events.

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Started: 2/25/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Should high school students be required to debate controversial current events.

Specifically, should there be a class in which students are graded on written and verbal debate.

I would say that debating controversial current events would undoubtedly benefit those who participate. Not only exposing them to the current events they have to debate but also informing them on counter points to their beliefs.

I am using this topic for a paper I'm writing in philosophy and need good counter points.


I accept your debate as I stand on the negative side of this topic saying that High School students should NOT be required to debate controversial events.

I will be saying that this would be doing more harm than good and I am looking forward to this debate.
Debate Round No. 1


I was unaware of the time limit. This was my first attempt to post on this site and it was in haste. Since you wont have time to respond i will try to post another(with a longer time limit).


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by joebone 7 years ago
i see now, each person gets two days to respond... im a newb

u can go first i guess bad
Posted by MsFuhri 7 years ago
I am looking forward to this debate.
Posted by joshuaXlawyer 7 years ago
im in a class like that although im not forced to be in it
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