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justin.graves
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pixiegurl
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Homeschooling is better than public school

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justin.graves
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/31/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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justin.graves

Pro

First round will be acceptance. Rules are simple. Stay civil. No contentions without backup. And Wikipedia is not a source.
pixiegurl

Con

I dont think so

According to some peoples who have a homeschooling in their life, most of them are not feel enjoyable with the world outside because they often stay at home all day long and go out rarely. And they probably have no friends but some of them do have friends but most of them aren't. And because they have no friends, it means they couldn't interact with others and i think it might affect to their future. They probably have no jobs
Debate Round No. 1
justin.graves

Pro

Well. I will underline the two rules that were broken. "First round will be acceptance. Rules are simple. Stay civil. No contentions without backup. And Wikipedia is not a source."

But, since this is now round 2, where contentions are allowed, I will still rebuttal my opponent's contention."According to some peoples who have a homeschooling in their life, most of them are not feel enjoyable with the world outside because they often stay at home all day long and go out rarely."

Question for my opponent... do you even know any homeschoolers? Because that was pretty much nothing but stereotyping. About 95% of graduated homeschoolers said that they were glad, or very glad, that they were homeschooled. In fact, 92.4% said that it gave them an advantage in adulthood. That is 100% contrary to my opponent's statements. All of my opponent's contentions are "Imagine" contentions: things people have been told that homeschooling is like, so they imagine that is how all homeschooling is.

"And they probably have no friends but some of them do have friends but most of them aren't. And because they have no friends, it means they couldn't interact with others and i think it might affect to their future." Backup please? Some fact to grasp onto? Something? Because homeschoolers have co-ops, extra-curricular groups, proms, get togethers, field trips, and a ton of other stuff to help them socially. I am in one of those groups. I am homeschooled. I have friends.

"They probably have no jobs"

This is the most laughable contention in the bunch. In another survey of homeschoolers, only 2.1% of them said being homeschooled limited their careers in any way shape or form. Again, many homeschoolers, 92.4%, said it gave them an advantage in adulthood. Not a disadvantage.


Now, onto my own contentions...

1. Academics:

Homeschoolers score in the 88th Percentile for core studies quite regularly. On overall standardized testing, homeschooled students hit somewhere around the 87th Percentile mark overall. That far surpasses the average of 50th Percentile for public school students.

Also, 74% of homeschoolers continue onto college, compared to just 49% of the general population (This statistic includes private schools for the 49%).

2. Better overall understanding of life/ Well adjusted to life.

71% of graduated homeschoolers work in ongoing community service activities, compared with just 39% of the general population. This shows that homeschoolers are less self-centred and self-focused then the general population.

96% of graduated homeschoolers have a good understanding of government of politics, compared to just 65% of the general population.

99% of graduated homeschoolers have read a book in the past 6 months. Compared to just 69% of the general population.


3. No evidence of adverse social tendencies.

I challenge my opponent to find any. She will find evidence to the contrary.





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pixiegurl

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Debate Round No. 2
justin.graves

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pixiegurl

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Debate Round No. 3
justin.graves

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pixiegurl

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Debate Round No. 4
justin.graves

Pro

Vote for me...
pixiegurl

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by yay842 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con FF, no effort, forgot period.
Vote Placed by Naysayer 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con violated rules of the debate. Con had horrible spelling and grammar. Pro actually had arguments, not opinions and supported them with facts. Pro had a huge list of sources, Con had none and never came back to validate.
Vote Placed by Mysterious_Stranger 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro used longer, more in depth, better structured and convincing arguments as opposed to pros one paragraphed one, so arguments go to pro. Conduct to pro because con forfeited, which is never a good move when debating. Sources to pro because he used plenty and con used the grand total of zero on a debate which would need actual facts as opposed to opinion.
Vote Placed by glowingdisco 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: there was really no argument but pixie girl had no idea what the heck she was talking about so pro for me XD