Should Middle Schoolers Have Recess
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Also, some schools don't have the budget to build the playground and buy the equipment and the space for it AND it could lead to fights and people not liking each other.
Plus, if kids had it in middle school they want it in high school and sometimes college.
Recess doesn't require a playground. Just space for the kids to run around. An enclosed roof could do. Or the area outside the school. Regardless, this funding should be a priority. 12.7 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese (2). Obesity can lead to cancer, heart disease, and many other life-threatening physical problems (3).
Recess actually improves social skills (4). It's important to have a chance to socialize and play with other children. Will there be conflicts? Yes, but it's necessary that these conflicts occur so that children can learn how to resolve them in a safe, supervised environment.
Your final point isn't logical. You claim that if we give recess to middle schoolers, they'll want it in high school. But we give recess to elementary schoolers without questioning whether or not they'll want it in middle school. Changes happen, and that's another thing that kids must learn how to deal with. However, the time for that change is between middle school and high school, not elementary school and middle school.
Mailman forfeited this round.
Taking a small amount of time from the classroom is a more than worthwhile bargain when you consider the fact that it will make the entire rest of the day much more productive. You would lose more time by cutting recess and having teachers constantly telling students to get back on task. Kids need this recess time to exercise and form social connections.
I believe I have won this debate, both in my argument and in my conduct.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: missed round. Sources: Effective use of sources (to include .gov well executed appeals to authority) to support arguments about the dangers of lack of exercise, which rather than being challenged caused con to admit he was not going to win the debate. Arguments the social skills aspect alone would carry this, but the health angle made it nearly no contest.
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