P.E. mandatory in grades 10,11,12
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I accept. Since my opponent has posted his arguements in the first round, I will do the same. Also, may I point out that since my opponent is the instigator and is making a positive claim, he has the full BoP; all I have to do is refute his points. Since my opponent has failed to establish the rules and semantics of this debate, as per the norm of this website, I will.
Physical Education (P.E): Instruction in physical exercise and games, especially in schools. 
Mandatory: Required by law or rules; compulsory. 
Round 1: Acceptance/Arguments (done and done)
Round 2: Rebuttals/Conclusion
There is no true positive reason for making P.E mandatory for the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in high school. If P.E was to be made mandatory for all grades (as it is already mandatory for 9th grade in the United States), it would interfere with students' other electives. There are already many required classes for high school students; high school students only have 1-2 electives that they can use for their Career Focus (which colleges, well, at least American colleges, look at to help determine if you are a good fit for certain programs that school provides). If P.E were to become mandatory, then students will no longer be able to meet the their Career Focus (unless, of course, their focus is on P.E).
While exercise does increase your health, and even though P.E does encourage a healthy and active life-style, students being forced to take it every year while in high school will undoubtedly become tired of the exact same curriculum being taught every year; it would become repetative, and students would come to despise the class and what it teaches, thus defeating the purpose of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Oliviaben forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by tejretics 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Pro forfeited their last round in the debate, which is hardly acceptable conduct in any debate setting. | Arguments: All of Pro's arguments were bare assertions, while Con's arguments were proper refutations. As Pro failed to fulfill their full BOP, Con gains arguments. | Sources: Con used the only citations and cited references in the debate, which were those of dictionaries to provide definitions. Therefore, 6 points to Con. | As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
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