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liberal_moron
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tomjazzy
Pro (for)

Should standardized tests be implemented in schools?

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Started: 3/1/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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liberal_moron

Con

Standardized Tests
- It stresses out children very much.
- It costs so much money which could be used for better things like paying our teachers and improving our schools facilities.
- Finland does not use standardized testing and topped the world in education.
tomjazzy

Pro

I argue that standardized tests are a good thing.
Standardized tests are important to keeping things fair. Without it there would be no way of keeping schools accountable, and making sure that children are taught the same same thing across state lines. You talk about funding teachers and schools. But how are we to know where to put our funding? Standardized test provide valuable feedback on how schools and teaches are doing witch can be helped in deciding were to put government funding. Schools can also tell where they need to improve.
Debate Round No. 1
liberal_moron

Con

- We can put our funding in paying teachers, improving learning enviornment, transportation, food, and so much more.
- Standadrized testing isnt accurate as a significant amount of students fail it on purpose as they know it doesnt matter and does not affect their grade.
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