The Instigator
ProConIK
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Wylted
Con (against)
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28 Points

Kids learn just as much at a public school then a private school.

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Wylted
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/18/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ProConIK

Pro

The false accusation is made everyday. "My kid will learn more at a private school, and my kid will then excel more and not do drugs." Before you can even write, your destiny is written. Your destiny doesn't include a type of school. Your kid has a personality. It's not the type of school that will keep your kids out of drugs. It's your kid. Your kid can do well at either school. Its up to the kid how much they want to challenge themselves, and thrive. I am only 14, however I know that I will do just as well at a public school vs. a private. Studies show that kids at public schools test to be equal in academics to kids who went to top prep school. The teachers do change things, however its up to the kid to get involved and work hard. It's not the school. Its the kid. For the record there are drugs at every high school so don't bother arguing with me on that.
Wylted

Con

As is the norm on DDO, I will use this round just to accept. Good luck to pro :)
Debate Round No. 1
ProConIK

Pro

My opponent should be using evidence and continuing with the argument.
Wylted

Con

Studies have found that kids do better on standardized tests, when they attend private school. They typically go on to do better in life and attend better universities. http://nces.ed.gov...

quoting Cape.org

"In a June 2002 report, NCES found that private schools had students who scored higher on standardized tests, had more demanding graduation requirements, and sent more graduates to college than public schools. The report said that students who had completed at least the eighth grade in a private school were twice as likely as other students to graduate from college as a young adult. NCES statistics also showed that students in private schools are much more likely than others to take advanced-level high school courses." http://www.capenet.org...

studies have determined that students do better in a safe and supportive environment. http://nces.ed.gov... , and private schools have been determined to provide a safer environment than public schools. http://nces.ed.gov...

You just can't deny the evidence. Kids in private schools do better on standardized tests. They are more likely to get a Bachelors degree and also ar more likely to attend advanced placement classes. http://www.capenet.org...

This is a pretty simple case. I am just arguing a truism at this point.
Debate Round No. 2
ProConIK

Pro

ProConIK forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

Arguments dropped vote con
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bluesteel 2 years ago
bluesteel
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>Reported vote: Futurepresident2048 // Moderation action: Removed<

7 points to Pro. {RFD = Reasons for voting decision: Wilted makes false accusations like people being racist.}

[*Reason for Removal*] Failure to explain every single point awarded.
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Wow,
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro drops the entirety of Con's case, so arguments to Con. Conduct to Con for Pro's round forfeit. Con's sources were far more reliable, in that they clearly showed that Private school students were doing better than public school students, and the sources themselves were from wide range of seemingly credible sources. Add to that the fact that Pro provided no sources of his/her own, and source points must go to Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited the final round which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar. Arguments - Con. Pro failed to provide any supporting evidence for his claims, whereas Con was able to provide studies that showed private school kids scored better on standardized tests. He also showed that they are more likely to take advanced courses which imply a greater range of learning at their disposal. Pro then failed to rebut any of those points, leaving Con to stand unchallenged for the remainder of the debate. For these reasons, Con wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize sources whereas Con did. This is a clear win for Con.
Vote Placed by whiteflame 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's case was all assertion without support. Con provided the requisite support (hence sources) and didn't forfeit a round (hence conduct), not to mention a more coherent case with warrants (hence arguments).
Vote Placed by 16kadams 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: FF. Arguments: pro offers no proof. Con offers evidence from standardized testing, better graduation requirements, safer learning environments, more likely to get a bachelors degree, and more likely to take AP classes (or all AP like my school :( ). Pro FF's and drops all of con's points conceding them as true. Con wins.