The Instigator
ilovgoogle
Con (against)
Losing
8 Points
The Contender
RoyLatham
Pro (for)
Winning
9 Points

Resolved: Public high school students in the United States ought be required to pass standardize

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Vote Here
Con Tied Pro
Who did you agree with before the debate?
Who did you agree with after the debate?
Who had better conduct?
Who had better spelling and grammar?
Who made more convincing arguments?
Who used the most reliable sources?
Reasons for your voting decision
1,000 Characters Remaining
The voting period for this debate does not end.
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/3/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,902 times Debate No: 9405
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (3)
Votes (5)

 

ilovgoogle

Con

Resolved: Public high school students in the United States ought not be required to pass standardized exit exams to graduate.
-----------------
I will be taking CON in this debate and in doing so will let PRO go first.
----------------
I reserve the right to clarify the topic should I deem it necessary. No semantics guys, just a straightforward debate on what is the LD topic this month.
I will also answer any lingering questions someone might have in the comments.
--------------
Good luck to who ever accepts this debate!
-------------
My opponent may propose definitions.
RoyLatham

Pro

Sorry, I got caught by the double negative. Con not requiring tests is Pro tests, which is what I would argue. I apologize for spiking your debate. I suggest you repost it so you'll get a proper advocate of not testing students.
Debate Round No. 1
ilovgoogle

Con

This debate has been voided. Please look here for the new one: http://www.debate.org...
RoyLatham

Pro

Debate was voided.
Debate Round No. 2
ilovgoogle

Con

ilovgoogle forfeited this round.
RoyLatham

Pro

Debate was voided.
Debate Round No. 3
ilovgoogle

Con

In the mean time:
GET READY FOR SEASON 6 BABY!!!
RoyLatham

Pro

Debate was voided. R.I.P.
Debate Round No. 4
3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by Metz 7 years ago
Metz
I was gonna run a Framework Heavy Aff... and I didn't want to run anything if Neg could be like I have a right to interp agreed to upon acceptance of the debate. Neg wins FW debate.
Posted by Charlie_Danger 7 years ago
Charlie_Danger
Metz, be a man and take it or not.
Posted by Metz 7 years ago
Metz
"I reserve the right to clarify the topic should I deem it necessary. No semantics guys, just a straightforward debate on what is the LD topic this month."

What exactly do you mean by this? Are you saying No Framework, Interp, whatever? and I also assume by the second art that you would rather not see some random A Priori Just thrown out there?

I may accept this but I want t know what that phrase means first
5 votes have been placed for this debate. Showing 1 through 5 records.
Vote Placed by quarterexchange 6 years ago
quarterexchange
ilovgoogleRoyLathamTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Made more convincing arguments:--Vote Checkmark3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:01 
Vote Placed by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
ilovgoogleRoyLathamTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:--Vote Checkmark3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:10 
Vote Placed by oceanix 7 years ago
oceanix
ilovgoogleRoyLathamTied
Agreed with before the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Agreed with after the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Made more convincing arguments:--Vote Checkmark3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:01 
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
ilovgoogleRoyLathamTied
Agreed with before the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Agreed with after the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Who had better conduct:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:-Vote Checkmark-2 points
Total points awarded:07 
Vote Placed by ilovgoogle 7 years ago
ilovgoogle
ilovgoogleRoyLathamTied
Agreed with before the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Agreed with after the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:Vote Checkmark--2 points
Total points awarded:70