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Should False Information Be Allowed In Schools?

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Started: 1/27/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BonoboMoon

Con

My argument is that false information should not be allowed in schools.
Information that is contradictory towards truth and understanding should not legally be allowed to be in schools as anything more than fantasy and fiction.

Textbooks that are read by high school and college students, holding false information, should not be allowed to be used as teaching material. (treating fiction as nonfiction)
Lord_Libertarian

Pro

So I'm not going to go against the idea as a whole, but I will address some of the specifics. With your argument, you would not allow privatized religious schools, since religion can't be proven. This is a violation of the first amendments freedom of religion. In my beliefs, as long as students are learning an adequate amount at the school, than it should be allowed to function. Also, scientific breakthroughs could invalidate previous scientific findings, and you say a teachers shouldn't be allowed to use textbooks with incorrect information. For example some scientists claim to have found a 9th planet, if this is is true and all the textbooks we have teach 8 planets, or 9 planets including Pluto if it's old enough, with your argument it will be illegal for any science teacher to use any textbook, until textbook complained make and distribute a new one.
Debate Round No. 1
BonoboMoon

Con

Regarding privatized schools, even religious ones, if something is proven wrong beyond a reasonable doubt, it should be updated and the old information replaced, or presented in a manner such as, "We use to think this.. now we think this.."

Again, with scientific breakthroughs, the old information would either be presented in a light of where we came from rather than what we know as fact. There are some things that you just can't prove or disprove, like the existence of a god.

Yes, teachers shouldn't be allowed to use textbooks with incorrect information unless they use some sort of disclaimer that we have learned more than what we previously knew.

Textbooks should be kept up to date to make sure people are staying educated on current theories, practices, and events. There's no reason we should stuck 30 years in the past because it'd be difficult to upgrade our educational systems.
Lord_Libertarian

Pro

Many parents don't want their children taught evoultion and the big bang, and i feel like parents have the right to decide how their children are taught, despite evoulton being proven. I am a non-creationist Christian(the silent majority of Christians) I believe the government should do this with public schools, but the government needs to respect people Liberty, and, as long as they are doing anything illegal, not mess with the private sector(schools being part of this). The government shouldnot be able to force private schools learning curriculum by practally invading the non-government run school, and telling it what it can and can't do.
Debate Round No. 2
BonoboMoon

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Lord_Libertarian

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by BonoboMoon 10 months ago
BonoboMoon
What are you talking about? I've never been taught about atheism in school.

I'm saying that information that is blatantly untrue should not be taught in schools.
Information that can be proven incorrect on the spot.
Why would you want to be taught something that is obviously wrong?
Posted by GoOrDin 10 months ago
GoOrDin
inconclusive claims should not be allowed to be presented as fact? is what ur saying. You mean evolution BS. correct? They are harvesting citizens for capitalist jobs and duties, corrupting women into prostitutes, investing in selfish indulgence and striving for a negligent population of unmotivated people. That is why it is crucial for them to teach atheism in school. and that is how they funded it, reasoned it and do it.
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