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krojaz
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Supergirlaly
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Should a student be told to do a exercise punishment or take a tardy to get a drink of water?

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Started: 4/11/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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krojaz

Con

A PE teacher tells his students that because there are consequences in life then their must be consequences for everything in his class. One of the consequences is an exercise punishment or to take a tardy and bring down your grade if you want to get a drink of water. How is this fair if the student was exercising and wanted water and the PE teacher made the student exercise again just to get it? Shouldn't you be allowed to drink water without worrying about getting punished. Especially if you are tired and thirsty?
Supergirlaly

Pro

Yes, it is indeed not very fair to suffer for getting water. But, if they person wanted water that bad, they should have raised their hand and asked if in the classroom or went to the P.E instructor to ask if they can get water. Teachers don't want their kids walking off and roaming halls, messing around and possibly putting their selves and others at harm. If students could just stand up and walk away from their class for water, then everyone would be in different locations and doing more than just getting water. In P.E, for example, if the group was outside playing basketball then the only place to get water would be the fountain in the gym. Therefor, the student would, without saying anything to the teacher, walk away and go somewhere by their self without consent. Who knows what the kid would do, they need to have some type of minimal punishment.
Debate Round No. 1
krojaz

Con

The student wasn't walking off and getting water then told to have a punishment, the student was told that in order to get water they have to do a punishment first. It was either the punishment or a tardy. In this case the water is just outside the gym doors which can be easily propped opened not to mention the teacher has two TA's to watch the student. I thought it was unfair especially if the student had just exercised and even if the student hadn't exercised and wanted water than why require a punishment? The point of P:E is health and fitness and drinking water is part of being healthy.
Supergirlaly

Pro

Supergirlaly forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
krojaz

Con

Most of you are thinking this is an isolated incident but i am speaking for the class. We shouldn't have to be required to do punishment because we want water. Exercising or not, water is vital to the body. Physical education is the name of the class, he should know that water is necessary for a physically fit and healthy body. Water should be accessible whenever needed. You could argue that there is water fountains in the gym, the girls is broken and the boys water is warm. That water doesn't exactly help when you are hot from exercise. His argument was in life their is consequences and that if we are not prepared we have to face the consequences, but what about the students who can't buy a water bottle? Should they have to suffer because they couldn't afford one? Also in the beginning of the year he did not specify water bottles were necessary nor has he clarified it to the class. I understand if the student decided to just leave to get water, but when a student politely asks?
Supergirlaly

Pro

Supergirlaly forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by krojaz 2 years ago
krojaz
It is not isolated he does this to everyone I just added more detail about his class and it wasn't because the student didn't do the work they just wanted water.
Posted by BarbieSoFetch 2 years ago
BarbieSoFetch
Bro beans, next time if he gives you BS, just walk out. Because if lack of water is insinuated, and a teacher makes you do more work that other students or lowers your grade, I'm sure that's extremely unacceptable. There are so many scenarios that could happen affecting your health. If you are in dire need of water and he does that BS again, report his @ss. Your body could overheat, you could get really sick from dehydration or hot flashes. Heat exhaustion is also one. And making you do more exercises than other students or deducting points from your grade because you were maintaining your well being is unacceptable. Tell him to back off or you'll have the matter discussed with the principal and parents. I think you can sue as well if your health is harmed badly or more than once.
Posted by Domr 2 years ago
Domr
This seems like a very isolated incident, that may only be relevant to you.

Now is the student in question being PUNISHED, or are they simply required to do the exercise again since they did not fulfill the requirement the instructor had given?
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