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dan1
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studentathletechristian8
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Resolved: Public high school students in the United States ought not to be required to pass standard

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/21/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dan1

Pro

I need help with neg, so if someone can post some neg contentions that will be appreciated.
studentathletechristian8

Con

I thank my opponent for the debate and the readers for an opportunity.

I shall negate the resolution, "Resolved: Public high school students in the United States ought not to be required to pass standard."

I assume my opponent wanted to add "exit exams" to the resolution.

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Burden of Proof: As Instigator and Pro, my opponent contains the Burden of Proof to affirm and uphold the resolution. However, seeing that my opponent has instigated a round one debate and has failed to make an argument, my opponent has not reached his Burden of Proof. I heavily urge a Con vote.

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My opponent quoted:

"I need help with neg, so if someone can post some neg contentions that will be appreciated."

Here are some negative contentions:

1) Standardized exit exams provide a measurement of how well or how poorly schools are preparing their students. These exams serve as a guide to what needs to be improved within an educational system.

2) Standardized exit exams test on the most basic skills, which include reading and writing. They are reliable in the essence of measuring whether a person is functional in moving on in life with a proper education.

3) Standardized exit exams are able to level the playing field of competing school systems. Although there will always be some sort of unfairness in these exams, they still provide the opportunity for different institutions to prepare students for the exam and the future as well.

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I have provided some negative contentions, which is what my opponent wanted. My opponent failed to present a single argument, and has not reached his Burden of Proof. I heavily urge a Con vote.

Thank you.
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Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
RFD:
Before & After: Pro/Con. Con won this debate, clearly.
Conduct: Con. Conduct was tied, but posting a one round debate for debate help ... that's not very good conduct, in life.
Spelling & Grammar: Con. Just because Con used more of it and didn't make many mistakes.
Arguments: Con. Con made an argument.
Sources: Tied. No sources.

Ridiculous debate. X/
Posted by Lifeisgood 7 years ago
Lifeisgood
Aguments+grammar go to Con.
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
it is SO unfortunate that this was only a one - rounder...sigh
Posted by dan1 7 years ago
dan1
thanks do you have any ideas for a value system that links with that set of contentions
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
Negative:

1. Nothing can be improved without a measurement that determines whether it is getting better or worse. Standardized tests are needed to provide an objective measurement, because those involved with a particular school will be prejudiced in favor of whatever they are currently doing.

2. Standardized tests are imperfect, but they can be reliably used to measure the most basic skills, such as how well a student can read do simple math. Educational policy should take into account how well those basic skills are taught.

3. A degree is a standard useful to employers and colleges. Consequently, the degree should represent so objective level of learning. A standardized test provides that.

4. Some students are better at taking tests that others. However, some other students are better at buttering up teachers who give subjective evaluations. Society is better off with more degree-holders who can pass knowledge-based tests than with graduates good at weaseling positive subjective evaluations.

5. Test conditions more accurately reflect the stress of the real world than subjective alternatives.
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