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morgan.l
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ResponsiblyIrresponsible
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Should 8th Grade Graduation Need to Wear a Graduation Gown?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/29/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 547 times Debate No: 74466
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morgan.l

Con

Middle school children should not need to wear a graduation gown. They are only graduating the 8th grade, grammar school, not high school, in which they decide to go to college. It is severely pointless to wear a gown for and 8th grade graduation. The fancy dresses are good enough.
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Pro

I accept.

With a normative resolution, the burden is evenly split. However, CON is advocating for a shift in the status quo, meaning that his burden entails pointing out a problem with the current system.


Thus far, his only argument is that they are only graduating from the 8th grade, and thus wearing a gown is pointless. This is nothing more than a subjective opinion; there's no warrant for this, nor does he cite a problem with the current system.

Further, he fails to acknowledge the benefits of gowns:

(a) Honoring tradition

(b) Enshrining the accomplishments of the students and faculty

(c) Honoring the sacrifice of students, teachers, and parents -- and erecting a clear demarcation for the special event of graduation from any normal, casual event whereby people would wear "fancy dresses."

For these reasons, you negate.
Debate Round No. 1
morgan.l

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
morgan.l

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Debate Round No. 3
morgan.l

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
morgan.l

Con

morgan.l forfeited this round.
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Pro

Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
Uhm, I didn't wear a graduation gown for 8th grade..lol
Posted by bman7720 2 years ago
bman7720
Nor have I...
Posted by EmilyMemmi 2 years ago
EmilyMemmi
I haven't ever seen 8th grade graduation to have gowns to be honest....
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
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morgan.lResponsiblyIrresponsibleTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited too much to get conduct points or to win this at all. Pro won spelling and grammar because of Con's 1st round arguments saying quote "They are only graduating the 8th grade, grammar school, not high school, in which they decide to go to college", the sentence seems to drag on with all the commas and the last part of it took me a while to understand what Con meant just because of how it was said. Neither get sources because no sources were used.