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Slifer893
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Ptet5
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Large class sizes vs. Small class sizes

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Started: 5/13/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Slifer893

Pro

Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Opening statements
Round 3: Rebuttals
Round 4: Counter-rebuttals and closing statements

Resolution: A classroom with a larger quantity of students is superior to a classroom with a smaller number of students.

Rules:
1) No semantics, trolling, etc.
2) This is meant to be a casual debate so both sides will have the benefit of assumption. But if you would like to cite evidence, feel free to do so.

Definitions:
Large class: A class which contains a high student to teacher ratio such as 1:25-30
Small class: A class which has a low student to teacher ratio such as 1:10-15
Superior: In the sense of our discussion, this word will be interpreted as "having a greater capacity for academic and personal achievement.
Ptet5

Con

I am for small classes, because larger classes can stress kids out. Small classes are better for kids because they are not as loud
Debate Round No. 1
Slifer893

Pro

This round is for the opening statements. Make you case here. Do not refute statements until the 3rd round.

1) A larger class size will allow better teachers to exercise their skills. With larger class sizes, the classes can be condensed. Rather than having say, 26 students split between a great teacher and a good one, all 26 students can be taught by the great teacher. The teachers who lack the enthusiasm or skills needed to be a teacher can be fired or teach another class.

2) Because fewer classrooms are needed to teach the courses, the emptied classrooms can be used to add other courses. The course selection list can be expanded significantly.

3) Students will be able to help each other out more because with more students having the same assignments, there is more consistency and students can help each other out.
Ptet5

Con

Ptet5 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Slifer893

Pro

My statements still stand. So far the winner makes itself apparent.
Ptet5

Con

Ptet5 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Slifer893

Pro

My points go unchallenged. The victor of this debate should be clear.
Ptet5

Con

Ptet5 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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