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Little_miss_Diva
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Zendayalover156
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School hours should be shorter and less classes

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Zendayalover156
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Little_miss_Diva

Pro

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Zendayalover156

Con

We should have longer school and more classes because students need to be able to get a lot of information each year. Also if the school days are longer and you have a lot of snow days chances are your school won't extend school in the middle of the summer. That's how it is in my school. Also more classes means more credits for college if your in high school. I'm in middle school and I already have some high school credits since I'm taking an extra class of math.
Debate Round No. 1
Little_miss_Diva

Pro

I'm really bad at debates but I'll give it a try. We should have shorter school hours because they are learning way to much in one day. I also think that we need to have less classes too because my school have 8 classes and that way to much.
Zendayalover156

Con

School years are extended based on three basic models:

"stretching the traditional 180 days of school across the whole calendar year by lengthening spring and winter breaks and shortening the one in the summer.

"adding 20 to 30 actual days of instruction to the 180-day calendar.

"dividing students and staff into groups, typically four, and rotating three through at a time, with one on vacation, throughout the calendar year.

At the heart of the debate is nothing less than the ability of America's workforce to compete globally.

The U.S. remains in the top dozen or so countries in all tested subjects. But even where U.S. student scores have improved, many other nations have improved much faster, leaving American students far behind peers in Asia and Europe.

Still, data are far from clear that more hours behind a desk can help.

A Center for Public Education review found that students in India and China " countries Duncan has pointed to as giving children more classroom time than the U.S. " don't actually spend more time in school than American kids, when disparate data are converted to apples-to-apples comparisons.

The center, an initiative of the National School Boards Association, found 42 U.S. states require more than 800 instructional hours a year for their youngest students, and that's more than India does.

Opponents of extended school point out that states such as Minnesota and Massachusetts steadily shine on standardized achievement tests while preserving their summer break with a post-Labor Day school start.

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Debate Round No. 2
Little_miss_Diva

Pro

Little_miss_Diva forfeited this round.
Zendayalover156

Con

All I want to say is that it was nice debating about this topic with Little_miss _Diva. Good work. Vote CON
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Conservative101 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro hardly tried at all and her arguments weren't very strong. Although Con brought up an argument that opposed her view, her debate overall was much stronger and much more organized. Con deserves my vote.
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Relativist 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit loss of conduct. Con backed his opinions with evidences from valid case studies while Pro had none to back hers. Solid win for Con