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12jpayne
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Should children be learnng more survival skills than mthas and english

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ProfessorPufferfloob
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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12jpayne

Pro

I think that children should learning more survival skills than maths and English because survival skills are life long skills but maths and English will help you in your every day life. But if you lean survival skills they will be your back up if you get evicted or homeless.
ProfessorPufferfloob

Con

Evidently *someone* hasn't had much experience in learning English.

First off, I would suggest you better define "survival skills", because one could say that math and English were skills needed to survive in the professional world. Schools teach these subjects so that students may grow up and secure a job, make a living, and thus eliminate the need for these survival skills. In addition, other organizations (ex. Boy Scouts, martial arts centers, etc.) provide children with self-defense and survival skills should they want to learn these "life-long" skills, which may not necessarily be too life-long. I have a friend who was once a black belt in tae kwon do but no longer practices and has basically lost all of his knowledge of martial arts.

-The Professor
Debate Round No. 1
12jpayne

Pro

One I mean survival skills I mean like how to survive in the wild. so if you were going to be dropped out of a helicopter you would be able to survive for at least a week. Also I agree with "the professor" that English and maths will get you far but in real world you really don't know what will come about. one minute you will be in a nice luxury house and the next you could be on the street trying to stay a live.
ProfessorPufferfloob

Con

Once again, you are posing hypothetical situations that have a much lower chance of happening than the inevitable need for a job. Why would you even get dropped out of a helicopter? One does not simply fall out of helicopter unless hit by a projectile, in which case an explosion will be likely, and there is a good chance that one might die from it. In addition, falling from that height, there is a better probability of fatality than otherwise, and the overall chances of surviving more than a few minutes from the initial hit, along with the particular situation actually occuring, are just too low to give any real consideration into investing into survival education.

The most likely cause of losing your home would be foreclosure, and that is caused by the homeowner failing to pay the mortgage, which can be averted by *ahem* getting a job, and being educated about debt and money management, rather than yet another hypothetical situation in which perhaps terrorists take over your home, in which case, well, call the police.
Debate Round No. 2
12jpayne

Pro

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ProfessorPufferfloob

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
12jpayne

Pro

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ProfessorPufferfloob

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by ldow2000 2 years ago
ldow2000
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Reasons for voting decision: S/G goes to Con, quite clearly. Pro's forfeiture plus Con's point about how the situations Pro brought up were hypothetical was all it took to convince me.