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lord_megatron
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andrewjoseofficial
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School reduces the inclination for learning

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lord_megatron
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/13/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lord_megatron

Pro

This has happened with me. I used to be rather willing to learn and work was a good thing. But as school started picking up pace, we students had learned much more than we wanted to, and thus the majority of students are in disinterested in school and learning as such.
andrewjoseofficial

Con

The Argument that school does not provide an inclination for learning is too vague and is indeed a logically vainglorious argument. Although it is in a large argument that schools pressurize children with heavy academic topics and strict deadlines, it should be in one's mind to accept the fact that these pressures and deadlines do provide the children a clear instruction of how they should organize their lives and how they should be able to match up with expectations of the world. I agree that children are disinterested in learning and so am I sometimes as a student. But discipline must be enforced and cannot always be in the favour of its mentee. Hence I believe schools do provide an inclination to learning and they do not reduce it. Even if they reduce it, in the long run students will appreciate the toughness of schools back then.
Debate Round No. 1
lord_megatron

Pro

School has tough deadlines and many assignments. After a while, it is impossible to do all the assignments without sacrificing on sleep, entertainment, social life, sports, extra-curricular activities and what not. Many students do not want to give up on them and therefore start not doing one or more assignments. Plus there is so much homework that a student wouldn't want to do any extra learning. School saturates the student capacity for learning, and then converts it into rote learning. Students often develop laziness which interferes with their learning. A student doesn't learn for acquiring knowledge but just for passing tests and getting that degree. There are some people who still remain naturally inquisitive and would wish to learn more, but the majority of the students are not inclined to learn. There was a time when students were interested in work given by school, but as they go up the ladder the situation worsens. Ask any high or middle school student if they do extra research into science, maths, history, geography during their free time by their own free will, most of them will say "why the hell will I do that?".
Plus, school mayn't be a reliable preparation for the real word as school isn't specialized. It requires you to be a jack of all trades and complete about 5-10 assignments of different topics at the same time with good quality. In a job, you would at least be doing relevant and useful things, and money would be a motivation. Moreover, you may like or be good or want to be good at your job. In school suppose I don't consider history useful, I still have to do it to pass. In the real word, I certainly won't become a historian if I don't want to do anything with history.
I think it is because of school I lost the want to learn.
andrewjoseofficial

Con

andrewjoseofficial forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
lord_megatron

Pro

To conclude, school reduces the inclination for learning due to saturation of the learning capabilities of the average student and development of disinterest.
andrewjoseofficial

Con

andrewjoseofficial forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 11 months ago
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>Reported vote: ThinkBig// Mod action: Removed<

1 points to Con (Conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit

[*Reason for removal*] Votes on full forfeit debates are not moderated unless the voter votes for the forfeiting side. In this case, the voter did so, and the justification suggests that they intended to vote for Pro.
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Vote Placed by ThinkBig 11 months ago
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Vote Placed by Udel 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's first argument is that he used to be willing to learn but school killed his will. Con explains this is vague and that pressures don't have to burden kids. He says discipline is important. Pro explains that deadlines and assignments are not fun or rewarding. He says school becomes about preparing for tests and just earning a degree instead of expanding the mind. Con did not respond or negate any of Pro's arguments, so Pro wins arguments and also conduct points for all of COn's forfeits.
Vote Placed by Wylted 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: full forfeit multiple rounds