The Instigator
MaatMorrison
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Con (against)
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School is failing

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/27/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 598 times Debate No: 47939
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MaatMorrison

Pro

The school is failing from it's real goal, because we all see right now that there's kids that don't know anything. The schools are also teaching a reality that is not true, teaching them to work for others, not to be rich, or develop their interests.
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Con

My opponent appears to say that they believe that the school's are failing students; I will be arguing that the people are failing the school.
The main reason as to why many people feel that the education system is failing is because of a lack of investment. Schools can't be as productive in teaching students if they barely have the funds to provide for the supplies needed for a healthy education. Because of this lack of funding, we see that many schools are unable to create new and more suited programs for the students. The burden to fix this falls on the people-- not the schools.
The students also play a part in the issue. Students who do not use the education wisely will not see success. Those who do not commit themselves will not see the benefits. The concept that school is failing is wrong in itself. If school is failing, why do we have successful people here today? All of these people passed through their time in school and today have been able to be very productive in the world.
Debate Round No. 1
MaatMorrison

Pro

MaatMorrison forfeited this round.
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Con

Rebuttal
"The school is failing from it's real goal, because we all see right now that there's kids that don't know anything. "
This isn't necessarily the fault of the school. If students don't apply themselves, then they cannot expect success. This is once again the students failing the school, for abusing the learning privilege.

"The schools are also teaching a reality that is not true, teaching them to work for others,"
This isn't actually a false reality. Most people start out by working for superiors, so teaching students how to be a good employee is a vital skill needed for success.

"not to be rich,"
In no way does school inhibit the possibility for a student to be rich in the future.

"or develop their interests."
Schooling actually allows students to develop their interests. As the school years increase, students are able to select more and more individualized courses that they want to take.

Overall, we see that the school system isn't failing the students, but is abused
Debate Round No. 2
MaatMorrison

Pro

MaatMorrison forfeited this round.
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Con

Since my opponents points have fallen, and my points remain standing, I can only see a vote in negation.
Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ElizabethAnneHall 3 years ago
ElizabethAnneHall
I agree with Topkek .
Posted by Topkek 3 years ago
Topkek
Blame the No Child Left Behind policy for why American kids are so dumb. If we didn't have to lower grading standards so we could pass everyone, we might actually be able to compete with the world again.
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF
Vote Placed by Wylted 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con argued that people are failing schools, which in turn fails students. So con unwittingly agreed with pro's arguments. However at the very least pro should be able to make an argument that stands on it's own. Pro gave no premises for his conclusion. It's pro's job to show how con actually, in a roundabout way argued in his favor. Since pro wasn't around to point out that detail it should be ignored.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Read the resolution properly, Con; you literally argued on Pro's side, even though you argued against his arguments. You were meant to argue that school isn't failing. Instead, you argued that school is failing in a different way to which Pro suggested. Conduct to Con for Pro's forfeits.