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jointhedarkside
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BrooklynHaze
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Schooling without choice should be illegal.

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Started: 5/29/2013 Category: Education
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jointhedarkside

Pro

School affect minors in a negative way. Many agree that school is a prison that haunts young ones. For education without option, isn't right. Why should a minor experience lack of freedom and endure the feeling of no rights. We the people, are all created equal, so why strip away the rights that we know should be ours? We should have the right to chose if we want to have an education or not. And the right to decide what we want for our children.
BrooklynHaze

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First and foremost I thank Pro for giving me a chance to debate a topic of my interest.

My job in this debate is to argue that the requirement of Education should not be illegal. I'll also be giving reasons as to why education has more benefits than a negative impact on the children of those who learn with an open mind, while factoring in some other variables when it comes to the average learning age and the impact on knowledge and perception of such learner.

I'll also be pointing out that an institutionalized education is not a requirement when education is sourced by a non-institutional source (such as being home schooled by a parent[s]).

I will begin by addressing Pros diction and reasoning, then stating an opinion of the importance of Education. Then I'll follow up with some reasons backing up my main opinions.

Assuming Pro is referring to the American Education system (and the like) which makes all education attendance for grades 1-12 compulsory for children under the age of 18 which by American law have no rights unless emancipated with right by legal Judge.

"We the people", an excerpt from the American Constitution that signified that it's rights were intended for the white man of which it was written. I point this out, because owning (dark-skinned persons not limited to) African & African-American slaves where still legal at the time of its conception. So at the time all humans were not considered equal, and to this day Children are still not considered equal on legal standpoint. Persons under the age of 18, legally have little to no rights.

"School affect minors in a negative way."
School may have some detrimental aspects (example: mental stress) depending on the perception of those witnessing the happenings of such experience. If one is not educated to the fallacies of perception and the mistakes of preconception, some may fall victim to preconception of the importance social aspects in a schooling environment, as well as expediencies exercised by teachers and staff of that school, that their job is for anything other than teaching (NOT for commanding, or exercising authority. Though considering this fact, it must be taken into account that children, to learn must meet some requirements to be met to adequately to learn in such environment, some examples would be parental attention/love, comfort-ability in school, adequate class sizes, group work, etc.
One may say they loved school, while another hated it with all their soul, making this statement an opinion (which is perfectly fine, but I ask, please include some supporting points.)

"Many agree that school is a prison that haunts young ones."
Even I agree some school systems (mainly public school systems) feels very much like a prison. Though the decision behind these actions that make the feeling of prison apparent, such as putting cameras up everywhere, and hiring school police for the students instead of offenders of the law, that makes school feel all the more worse than it should ever be, were made by people* who did not consult the students, the parents, or the budgets on whether these choices were necessary or right. The American people & the parents of attending children fail to fight for their kids rights or the sensible choices that consider all perspectives when making these choices, it does not make it the schools fault, it is the parents who do not have interest in their children's education to take just action.

"For education without option, isn't right. Why should a minor experience lack of freedom and endure the feeling of no rights."
Compulsory education could be argued, that many aspects depending on whom, or what entity runs such institution or that educates the persons required to be educated, has a deciding factor on the benefits of education and the emotions felt on such matter. This would include the experience of the feeling of having no rights. The option is whom gets to teach such child, though education itself is mandated as law for those without rights, mainly persons under the age of 18.

"We should have the right to chose if we want to have an education or not."
We've seen in history and in the present, without guidance many do not stand a chance modern society (where education is mandated) in any field that is not labor, leading to a low income life. I personally argue, that education has benefit of liberal arts for the human mind. Allowing persons who're exposed to some education to be informed of the worlds available mental capacity more than the reach of ones own home or neighborhood, although with exercised choice home schooling is available to those persons who choose it.

"And the right to decide what we want for our children."
Education is a necessity of living in society, the same way drugs are a side effect of society, education of drugs helps the people make informed decisions of what they intake into their bodies.
Another example would be food in supermarkets, a blatant disrespect to the people would be GMO's. If the people of society are not educated to the existence and dangers of these things, it causes a serious deficiency in human rights as well as equality between corporations, government, and the people who live in such societies.
Simply because the benefit of knowledge outweighs the lack of knowledge. Though mainly when someone does not have another source of education such as an adequately intelligent / wisdom collected parent it can prove to be difficult to keep these uneducated persons out of modern law trouble, as well as those person being adequately educated to the dangers of child abuse & neglect.

The saying, "a nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" -Edward R. Murrow, sums it up nicely. That the lack of education is what is allowing the corruption of our nation and the world to succeed in its endeavors to happen though the ignorance of the public.
Debate Round No. 1
jointhedarkside

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