The Instigator
KipYep
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

People should be taught how to read

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ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 521 times Debate No: 71450
Debate Rounds (3)
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KipYep

Pro

People shouldn't have to be taught to read because reading is not a necessity to life. There are many jobs in wich you can have as an illiterate such as; food bagger, construction worker, police officer, etc.
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Con

I accept.

Resolved: People should be taught how to read

PRO must affirm this statement, and argue that people should be taught how to read. I, as CON, must argue that they should not be.

PRO states, "
People shouldn't have to be taught to read because reading is not a necessity to life. There are many jobs in wich you can have as an illiterate such as; food bagger, construction worker, police officer, etc."

None of this advances his case that people should be taught how to read. In fact, he actually concedes the debate and argues for my side by saying people shouldn't have to be taught how to read, that reading isn't a necessity of life, an there are plenty of jobs which people who don't know how to read can get. All of these arguments support my side, so PRO has already conceded this debate.

Therefore, vote CON.
Debate Round No. 1
KipYep

Pro

KipYep forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
KipYep

Pro

KipYep forfeited this round.
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Con

Extend.

Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by really12 2 years ago
really12
The instigator of this debate has futile rebuttal. All of the occupations they mentioned will definitely require reading skills.

"There are many jobs in wich you can have as an illiterate such as; food bagger, construction worker, police officer etc."

Police officers (depending on which one they are referring to would in a lot of cases require a degree in justice or law and you DEFINITELY need to be able to read to excel in that field.

As for a construction worker, many of them study engineering (a field of science) and once again, ability to read is necessity.

A food bagger is a dead end job in my opinion.

Don't the vast majority of people want to prosper in life and get as far as they can up the social ladder? Won't learning how to read affirm and benefit that?

Also, reading is a necessity in school as text books are large aspect of the school curriculum. Same instance in college.
Posted by provideoman123 2 years ago
provideoman123
Ok. Any of you into drap-burning? It's where you take the draps(flags for all the Americans ) of a country or organization, and throw it into a fire. Me and my mates have bonfires every second week during the summer. Last year we had a man donated about 100 assorted, cheap fabric deals. Evidently you need to read There is no question about it. Our bonfires would have been disorganized and malfunctioning without the ability to read. Life's great when you have a great brain to go with your great education.
Posted by Joss_Whedon 2 years ago
Joss_Whedon
Reading is the greatest joy a human can experience, the nirvana of the reasoning mind.
Posted by Joss_Whedon 2 years ago
Joss_Whedon
Reading is the greatest joy a human can experience, the nirvana of the reasoning mind.
Posted by ResponsiblyIrresponsible 2 years ago
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
wrong side*, I meant.
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
That's Fair.
Posted by ResponsiblyIrresponsible 2 years ago
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
It's not a misconception of his ideas. It's his fault for taking the right side of this debate. I'm not at fault for taking advantage of that.
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
@Con That's a fairly dirty trick... I believe this debate should not count for the misconception of Pro's ideas.
Posted by ScrinTech 2 years ago
ScrinTech
Pro means you are supporting your opening topic which is: "People should be taught how to read" However your first argument clearly supports the side of the con. Please restate your position or change the topic to something along the lines of: "Reading is not a skill needed to be taught" or something along the lines of that.

Thank you,
Scrin
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by WillYouMarryMe 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued the wrong side and then forfeited.