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Funkymonkey
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losedotexe
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Should kids have homework over winter break?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/29/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,993 times Debate No: 14192
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Funkymonkey

Con

Kids should not have homework over the winter break

Winter break is about coming together as a family and celebrating the holiday's joy.
losedotexe

Pro

Students should have homework over winter break.
For clarification, i'm going to assume that homework will primarily be referring to things such as projects ; that is, demonstrations, essays, presentations, etc.
In addition, i'm assuming he's referring to High School students, and not Uni+++ students.

Students should have homework over winter break for the following reasons ;

1. It keeps their scholarly mind active.

During long breaks, students without homework tend to not participate in mentally demanding activities ; such as listening to music, spending time with family, and having time in good cheer. While this is necessary to relax for a strong emotional health, the mental health cannot be ignored. Most projects can be completed within the time frame with ease, as well as leave plenty of time for merrymaking. These projects will keep students using their mind over the break, making the adjustment back into the school schedule easier and ensure their brain keeps up to par.

2. It can help teachers get what needs to be taught, taught

As most people are aware, teachers are required to teach a certain curriculum during the year. This load typically keeps the teacher constantly busy, and meeting the deadline can be difficult, especially when teachers spend extra time on certain lessons that are difficult. By assigning a project, a teacher can displace that workload and ensure they can better teach students when they return, basically giving them more of a cushion for time. We all acknowledge that students all learn differently, and by creating time so there isn't a demand to move on and leave students confuse, academia ultimately benefits.

3. It can help keep students out of trouble

Some students may find themselves getting into trouble because of the excessive amounts of free time. As it has been say, "Idle hands are the devil's playthings". This basically amounts to, "If you aren't doing something, the chance of you doing something bad increases." Because winter break can be stressful from financial and other factors, this stress can also increase the odds of acting in a negative way. By assigning a project, it can keep the student busy, out of trouble, and maybe help keep their mind off of stress.

All in all, students can achieve the CON's goal through the AFF's plan, and in addition will keep their mind busy, keep out of trouble, and even benefit educators to help them be better educators.

I look forward to my opponent's rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 1
Funkymonkey

Con

But once the kids go back to school they will learn just as much.

Besides nobody likes homework (my opinion)
losedotexe

Pro

My opponent failed to refute any of my arguments ; they flow on.

His only new argument doesn't make sense ; students will learn just as much with fewer days? That's illogical.

And I like homework, because break gets boring.

The resolved is negated.
Debate Round No. 2
Funkymonkey

Con

Funkymonkey forfeited this round.
losedotexe

Pro

In the final round, I just want to point out how again my points went uncontested. I however, fully refuted his arguments.

I'd like to thank my opponent for an interesting debate/resolved.

Point Breakdown :

Conduct : PRO ; CON forfeited a round

S&G : PRO ; CON posted small one liners versus properly worded arguments with format.

Arguments : PRO ; CON failed to fulfill burden of proof, where as PRO met the BoP.

Sources : Tied ; no sources were involved.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by RoyLatham 6 years ago
RoyLatham
Con didn't put up a fight. He should have argued what was gained and what as lost by having homework assigned; bring in the concept of "break" and why breaks are important.

I agree with Con on the resolution, but Pro won the debate. Conduct category reflects Con's forfeit.
Posted by losedotexe 6 years ago
losedotexe
I think funky is confused on the purpose of debates ; even people who whole-heartedly disagree, are encouraged to vote based on the debate itself, not the resolution.
Hence why sometimes you must vote against your values.
Posted by EllieP 6 years ago
EllieP
No school, no homework. No thanks, funky, I actually think intelligence is very important out in the world? We can't have too many ignorant ones like you, it'll be the end of us.
Posted by EllieP 6 years ago
EllieP
Ohmygosh hahahaha. This guy is just so dumb and simple. Funkymonkey, why are you even here if you're only going to say dumb, simple, ignorant things?
Posted by RightIAm 6 years ago
RightIAm
If you wanted a quick-fire debate, you should probably have reduced the time allowed for your opponent to respond. Just a tip ...
Posted by Funkymonkey 6 years ago
Funkymonkey
Make your move. . . .
Posted by Funkymonkey 6 years ago
Funkymonkey
No school, no homework!
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