Should High Schools Give Students Tests For Depression And Anxiety?
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I accept. I will assume that my opponent is stating that tests for anxiety and depression should happen SOLELY in high schools, according to the resolution. The instigator has not noted down any other place to test for anxiety.
Problems with the resolution
I will start off with the problems of the resolution.
The resolution does not state any other valid place to make tests like these. Therefore, the instigator not only holds the BOP to show that anxiety tests should happen only in high schools, but they also need to prove why other places like hospitals, clinics and homes aren't valid for the testing for depression and anxiety.
Their intention isn't probably to argue this, but we have to debate what the resolution is saying.
Testing in high school only, or testing in other education levels?
According to the resolution, anxiety and depression tests can only be performed in high schools. This is a huge fallacy, as if this were applied, then middle schools and elementary schools, as well as kindergarten and even lower grade levels, are not eligible for tests like these and therefore the burden is dropped on the heads of even more people than before.
Let us review a case:
A typical school, meaning all levels of education, will have expert school counselers and other people who can heal anxiety and depression, including students and teachers. These people all have their own tried and true methods to test for anxiety and depression. This, as stated before, applies to all age groups and levels of education.
Say pro decides to replace the status quo with their case. Because they state that without tests for anxiety and depression the deaths or injuries of people will rise, the same will happen simply because she insists on applying it only to high schools. Therefore they directly contradict themself.
Why not hospitals?
Hospitals are also another place that should be eligible for anxiety tests, and so are clinics. Hospital and clinic staff are medically educated and trained to check for anxiety and depression in all people. They also have the proper equipment to test for anxiety, especially when the sufferer attempts to lie, like the blood pressure meter.
My opponent now has the BOP to show why the work in other areas and premises are futile on testing for anxiety and depression.
For these reasons, anxiety and depression tests should not only be performed in high schools, but other valid areas as well. My opponent has, so far, failed to fulfilled their BOP as to why only high schools should be eligible for performing anxiety and depression tests, as both the instigator and the pro side.
Good luck, pro!
RinClaygamine forfeited this round.
RinClaygamine forfeited this round.
Another point being is that school, like I said, is where many of these problems are caused and some things need to be finished where they begin.
1. My opponent truthfully states that they did not state that hospitals should not have these anxiety and depression tests. However from one point of view one could infer the resolution as "Should [only] High Schools Give Students Tests For Depression And Anxiety, [AND NOT IN OTHER PLACES]?" Or maybe "Should High Schools Give Students Tests For Depression And Anxiety, [instead of other areas and premises]?"
2. My adversary then restates a point that problems should be dealt with where they begin. However, at this point it does not correspond with the debate much. The points that I had made do not clash with this particular point that my opponent has made, and therefore stating it was futile.
I will now add rebuttals here:
1. It is a fallacy that "parents aren't told everything that goes on within these buildings". Firstly, which parents are you talking about? Secondly, are you sure this is true, and if so where did you find the information? And finally, aren't you pretty much generalizing?
2. Another fallacy is that teachers put students down for being unintelligent. This is another false generalization, as teachers these days are more encouraging, causing grade inflation . It is important that you should make actual facts, instead of generalizations.
I await your response!
Thank you and vote con!
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Vote Placed by SlovakiaKentros 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I do not care if RinClayGamine conceded at the end of the debate, BTD still made some mistakes in his arguments and rebuttals. I agreed with nobody because the dead ends in knowledge and arguments were never ending. Btd had better conduct by the furthest degree, and spelling and grammar. Neither cited sources that were up to date (2009 inflation chart), or meaningful.
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