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Should all schools in the US be held by the same academic standards

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Started: 9/18/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mizztaurus86

Pro

Why not? We all should be treated equally right
Defro

Con

I accept.

Standard (n): A level of quality or attainment. [1]

*Pro will be arguing that all school in the United States should be held by the same academic standard. I will be arguing against this resolution.

Let's Begin.



C1. Private Schools

While most public schools in the United States are held by the same academic standards, many private schools exist that are better than public schools academically and provide a better education. Unlike the free public schools in the United States, these private schools require tuition fees, and they are generally very expensive.

Many parents pay a lot of money so that their children can go to private schools to get a better education than if they went to public schools. Because private schools recieve more money than public schools, they are able to hire better teachers, provide better facilities, and a better education overall. This is fair because they are payed, whereas public schools are free and funded by the government. Why should parents pay for their childrens' education, only to have them recieve an education at the same level of a school that is free?


C2. Students with Special Needs

Certain students are not able to keep up with academic standards. These students may include: blind students, deaf students, students with down syndrome, students with ADHD, students with autism, etc. They cannot learn like normal students, so many of them need to attend special schools that they would be comfortable in and meets their needs. These schools do not meet up to the same academic standards as a public school.


C3. Gifted and Talented Students

Certain students really love learning, and they are really good at it too. They excel so well in school, that it becomes very easy for them and they don't feel challenged. They want to recieve a higher education. Therefore, many of them attend special schools that are academically higher than the average school. Why should students who want to and are able to learn more be denied a better education than the average student?






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Debate Round No. 1
Mizztaurus86

Pro

Students should all be treated the same, but one student shouldnt be held back because he/she is more advanced than another student. All students should be givin an equal opportunity to learn thought
Defro

Con

Pro has made a contradictory statement. Pro claims that all students should be treated the same, but this would imply holding certain students back because he or she is more advanced than the average student.

Seeing that my contentions have yet to be addressed, I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Mizztaurus86

Pro

Mizztaurus86 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by FaustianJustice 2 years ago
FaustianJustice
In the interest of learning disabled and sight/hearing challenged, I would suggest you withdraw this premise, as 'all schools' being held to the same standard is far to general.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. Arguments - Con. Pro failed to properly adress the counter arguments raised by Con, while also failing to present any real arguments other than a contradictory statement. For these reasons, Con wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize sources in this debate unlike Con. This is a clear win for Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: con only one to use sources, pro had a ff, and con's arg.s were never contested