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anhthefreakofnature
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ComradeMeow
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Should schools ban gum?

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ComradeMeow
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/18/2016 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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anhthefreakofnature

Con

It is laughable that gum should be banned from school. Some people are very self conscious about how their breath smell. I understand that gum shouldn't be stuck all all over the school building, but the staff should've already made a rule about that aware to the students. Chewing gum can help you stay focused on different tasks. Even if the schools ban gum, some students are going to still try to find a way to secretly chew gum in school.
ComradeMeow

Pro

I accept this debate, and i'm assuming this was his opening arguement.

Gum, in theory, is perfect. It helps you focus, as con stated. However, this is just theory. In reality, students use this to outright litter and vandalize property. Imagine all the gum that would be placed under tables, gum placed whenever students who are lazy just leave them where they are. This would lead to two things:
1)Increased amounts of vandalism and such, leading to a possible increase in school crime (according to the broken windows theory.)
The broken windows theory is whenever someone makes a neighborhood look bad with litter and such, more people follow suit because there isn't obviously enough "order" to stop it from happening. With a bunch of gum everywhere, then obviously more people will commit crimes on campus.
2) It would decrease funding of a school.
Just think about it. Who wants to fund a school that looks ugly and fool of lazy, ignorant kids? It would look bad for not just the school, but the school district even.

I assume round 2 is for rebuttals.
Debate Round No. 1
anhthefreakofnature

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
anhthefreakofnature

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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