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FionnaStevenson
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Chrysippus
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Is it fair for schools to restrict the kinds of foods children may bring in their snacks and lunches

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Chrysippus
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/28/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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FionnaStevenson

Pro

It is not fair for schools to restrict the kinds of foods children may bring in their snacks and lunches.
Chrysippus

Con

"Fair" is a loaded word here, and left entirely undefined. My opponent's position, translated into less ambiguous terms, is:
"Children have the right to bring any sort of lunch to school that they want; schools ought not place any restrictions on this right."

There are obvious problems with this position. Common-sense would give the schools freedom to prevent children from eating arsenic-laced sandwiches. Mothers that pack their children's lunchboxes with wood chips could have no grounds for complaint should the school replace the questionable "lunches" with something edible. This is an extreme example, but it illustrates the point: The schools are trusted with the welfare of our children during the school day. Allowing them to eat unhealthy or harmful lunches is contrary to the child's welfare, and is abuse by neglect.

Children will have more energy, pay better attention in class, and grow up healthier if they eat right. Permitting a child to subsist on a diet of twinkies and soda can only harm their development. Schools, who are responsible for the well-being of the children within their walls, should not allow them to make unhealthy choices that will harm their development and haunt them throughout the rest of their lives.
Debate Round No. 1
FionnaStevenson

Pro

FionnaStevenson forfeited this round.
Chrysippus

Con

Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
FionnaStevenson

Pro

FionnaStevenson forfeited this round.
Chrysippus

Con

I hope my opponent did not think he could win this debate with only twenty words.

I urge a Con vote. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Chrysippus 3 years ago
Chrysippus
@ Smithereens:
That's reprehensible.

Fortunately, he got me for an opponent, so all he walked away with was concerned-sounding pseudoprogressvism. The punishment fits the crime.
Posted by Chrysippus 3 years ago
Chrysippus
Fionna, where are you?
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Vote Placed by TheAntidoter 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: AHAHAHAHAHA. nac FORFIET.
Vote Placed by Smithereens 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: If you want to know what happened Con, Pro didn't actually think that he could win with one sentence, he just wanted to milk arguments out of someone to use for his school stuff. Becoming more typical as of late, kids coming to grab some intellectual stuff then leaving straight away.