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AgentRocks
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Wallstreetatheist
Con (against)
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School needs more Homework.

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Wallstreetatheist
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/24/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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AgentRocks

Pro

Does school seem to give you the right amount of homework? In fact, the homework giving to you in China is twice as less than Canada! Students need more schoolwork, because there are many good advantages, if we don't have the right amount of homework, the people we see in the future would be homeless people out in the streets begging for money. This will also affect the students knowledge. Every school needs more homework.

Wallstreetatheist

Con

1) There is an insignificant correlation between more homework and better test scores.

Also, more important, there's no reason to link that higher achievement in students to homework.
http://www.scholastic.com...

2) Homework is time consuming

The way homework is set up currently, there is a deficient economy is learning. The time that is spent on homework is rising every year. There are many negative externalities to this homework trend such as less sleep (causes more car accidents) and less time with family (weaker familial bonds). And you want to bring upon these kids more homework?? That would cause an undue burden of stress and a weaker family. Kids should use time to discover their passions, for which they will allocate time more efficiently.
Debate Round No. 1
AgentRocks

Pro

AgentRocks forfeited this round.
Wallstreetatheist

Con

It appears as though my iopponent has forfeited. :(

Does school seem to give you the right amount of homework?

No it's too much and too inefficient, particularly because of abject public schooling in America. See the video for more information--->

In fact, the homework giving to you in China is twice as less than Canada!
There is no reason that you have presented that even implies that we should adopt the level of homework assigned in China.

Students need more schoolwork, because there are many good advantages
This is an assertion with no warrants or implications. Especially under the implicit assumption that this new homework will be funneled to kids through the inefficient, bureaucratic public schools that continue to fail and cause educational ruin wherever they are implanted. The public schools are failing even the most gifted students. Clearly this is not the solution.
http://www.suntimes.com...
http://www.nj.com...


If we don't have the right amount of homework, the people we see in the future would be homeless people out in the streets begging for money.
That is an irrelevant conclusion fallacy. People will self-educate in the absence of state-education, people can be taught at home by parents and online, or enroll at institutions that teach trades: vocational schools, which students want.
http://onegoodmove.org...
http://articles.latimes.com...

This will also affect the students knowledge. Every school needs more homework.
You have presented no warrants except for unfounded and irrelevant conclusions muddled with a host of spelling, syntax, and grammar errors.

Spelling and Grammar Errors
"the homework giving to you in China is twice as less than Canada!" should be "the homework given to students in China is half the amount given in Canada."
"affect the students knowledge" should be "affect the students’ knowledge.”

Thanks!
Debate Round No. 2
AgentRocks

Pro

AgentRocks forfeited this round.
Wallstreetatheist

Con

It seems my opponent has forfeited yet another round :( I hope he’s well.



These are the reasons to vote for Con:

Conduct: I did not forfeit a round, while my opponent forfeited two rounds.

Spelling and Grammar: My opponent made several mistakes in spelling and grammar, which I pointed at in the previous round. The previous round has a correction: "my iopponent" should be "my opponent."

Arguments: My opponent has not provided a single legitimate reason as to why school needs more homework. I have provided several reasons as to why schools should not have more homework: more homework means more stress on the students, family, and society; it takes time away from developing future skills and passions; and most important, more homework =/= smarter students.

Sources: I have used five reliable sources, while my opponent has used none.



Thank you for reading and voting! :D

Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
It takes longer for the system to update the debate than to wait the duration of my opponent's forfeiture.
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
NAILBITER!!! Ahh!
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
It's going to be a close one!
Posted by bossyburrito 4 years ago
bossyburrito
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lololol
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
5 minutes per round...
Posted by Cobo 4 years ago
Cobo
What the fvck....
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Reasons for voting decision: FF, yo.