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I would like to thank Pro for his argument. Now to begin
The educational ranking argument that my opponent offers is invalid. The OECD average is
Pro does not offer any evidence or statistics that prove that year round schools will raise the level of education in America.
My own argument
Kids need to have a time of the year where they are not structured and told what to do week after week. When children are young, they need to have a time of the year where they can develop at their own speed. This helps the child grow in their own way at their own pace. It also sometimes allows kids to mingle with kids who are older or younger than themselves. This allows more diversity in the child's life. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics believes that children need a break from the structure and routine of school for a few months every year.
The final point I will make is this.
Having a job during the school year as a teenager is very difficult since high school is very demanding. The summer gives us a time where we can get a job, which will give us real world experience that we will need later on in life.
As my opponent claims,
"The educational ranking argument that my opponent offers is invalid. The OECD average is Science:500 Reading:492 Math:498"
Really, it is my opponents mistake. My information was collected from the 2010 statistics, while my opponents was collected from 2009 data. Also, my opponent gathered information on the OECD Average, not the United States scores.
In my opponents argument, he said, "Kids need to have a time of the year where they are not structured and told what to do week after week." I agree wholeheartedly with this. As I said in Round 2, kids would be in school the same amount of time. They wouldn't be laboring away the whole year. Breaks would be spaced throughout the whole year evenly.
Even President Obama and Arne Duncan, Education Secretary agree with school year round.
Lastly, my opponent said, "Having a job during the school year as a teenager is very difficult since high school is very demanding." If year round schooling was approved, students would have less homework and less stress because the curriculum would be extended throughout the whole year.
alex0828 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by jimtimmy 5 years ago
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