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kreeezie
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Daniel18
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School attendance should be compulsory

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/18/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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kreeezie

Pro

I personally believe that school attendance should indeed, be compulsory. If we let the children decide for just themselves. How can we even have a community with a great and bright future? Indeed, children still don't know what is right for they're minds are still immature. It is the responsibility of the grown-ups to send these children to school.
Plus, right now, illiteracy rate is moving up. We should not just ignore this, it is a worldwide concern. If this illiteracy rate keeps on moving up, the future of this world will be very far from the ideal. The future lies on the hands of the children, who, should be trained while they are young for the challenges they might encounter later on with their lives.
Daniel18

Con

as of yet I am not sure what the rules and regulations are for New York schools. But I agree with the affirmative side up to a point that it should be mandatory, but at the age of sixteen they should be given the choice to go to school or not. If students are not to be given a choice to go to school then there is a much higher probability of the students rebelling against being forced to go to school.
so first students are required to go to school until they are 16 and then they are given the choice to get a G.E.D. or just drop out of school allowing this gives the students the chance to leave if they do not want to be there so that the other students that do want to be there are given the chance to actually learn with out the other students holding them back because of there interruptions and then having to step back and review for them that have skipped there classes and then have to be brought up to speed with every one else since they will not come in during there own time and there for must take up class time in order to do it.
second we can not have a future if the few students are holding back the majority there for if we force them to stay in school then we will never have a community that is great and bright since there will be students that will became angry and suppress there anger until they finally burst and take there frustration out on fellow students or like what has happened at columbine when the students that was being picked on by the other students until they finally got tired of it and then tried to get revenge. So by forcing students to stay that don't want to be there then there will be more cases such as that so if we are to give them a choice then we can help prevent such things from hipping again.
three it is true some are still immature but again we can not force them to be there other wise look at my previous point.
four right now illiteracy rate might be going up but it is nothing compared to what will happen if we are to mandate it until they are eighteen but the best way to prevent this is to push them while they are young if you are to wait until they are sixteen and up then they will not want to learn it if they have not learned it while they are younger.
finally yes the future lies on the children and so yes they should be educated as much as possible but when they no longer want to learn then they should be given that freedom to leave as they so choose but they should also not just be cut off completely if they want to come back to school then they should be allowed to go back to school depending on there age if they are over the age of twenty one then they should be allowed to go to a night school or some other form of school depending on each case.
Debate Round No. 1
kreeezie

Pro

kreeezie forfeited this round.
Daniel18

Con

seeing as how you were unable to get on intime then i have nothing futher to say until you are able to refute my first and i am still unsure of the rules in new york but i will simply simply say flow across my previous arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
kreeezie

Pro

kreeezie forfeited this round.
Daniel18

Con

same as before no answer so just flow my arguments across again.
Debate Round No. 3
kreeezie

Pro

kreeezie forfeited this round.
Daniel18

Con

again just flow my arguments across.
Debate Round No. 4
kreeezie

Pro

kreeezie forfeited this round.
Daniel18

Con

ok so this seems to have just been a waist of time but oh well I will simply say that schools should be mandated up to the age of 16 and then the students should be given the choice to get a ged or not and so with that simply go off of my first post and carry it though all the way thank you and please vote con.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Swapnali 2 years ago
Swapnali
The age limit for employment is nearly above 14 years, so youths above 14, who are granted the right to choose whether to study further or get employed, can imply this right. Hence, I don't think that school attendance 'must' be compulsory
Posted by Daniel18 8 years ago
Daniel18
can you send me a link to the rules of your schools so that i can know what it is that you will be coming from since we have different regulations in each state and district
Posted by Daniel18 8 years ago
Daniel18
it is one a clock in the morning here and so it would not make much sense so i will be unable to do it tonight so i will do it by Monday or Sunday
Posted by kreeezie 8 years ago
kreeezie
wow. that's a long time....
Posted by Daniel18 8 years ago
Daniel18
ok then that sounds good i will ask for clarification later but for now i will except and will post my argument by Monday
Posted by kreeezie 8 years ago
kreeezie
let's not include 18
Posted by Daniel18 8 years ago
Daniel18
ok so then it will be aiming for the age group of 13 to 17 then or do you want to add 18 in there as a requirement as well
Posted by kreeezie 8 years ago
kreeezie
high school students
Posted by Daniel18 8 years ago
Daniel18
ok then at what age group would this be targeting
Posted by kreeezie 8 years ago
kreeezie
yes
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