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Should there be beanbags and lapdesks at schools instead of desks?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/12/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tiamichellepod

Pro

I think there should be beanbags and lapdesks at schools because when people are comfortable, it shows that they study better!
potat0

Con

"I think there should be beanbags and lapdesks at schools because when people are comfortable, it shows that they study better!"
I don't agree with this. Studies show that poor posture can affect a student's mood and energy level in a negative way and by sitting on beanbags and lap desks, they would have a poor posture. Also, where did you find the information from as you said "it shows" What shows?

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Debate Round No. 1
tiamichellepod

Pro

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potat0

Con

Another thing with beanbags is that more maintainance is needed as bean bags are typically made from cloth and cloth would be needed to be washed as opposed to desks, something you can just wipe off with a wet cloth. Bean bags cost more and last for a shorter amount of time. Curators would also have trouble with this because they clean the floors and by putting up chairs, it would be easier for them. What would they do if there are beanbags and lap desks?
Debate Round No. 2
tiamichellepod

Pro

I feel that beanbags and make children have a sense of comfort and peace in the classroom setting. Versus desks make them feel uncomfortable and make kids have trouble sitting up and finding comfortable positions during class, which may affect their learning. When people feel uncomfortable, they lose their sense of focus on the topic being discussed. As a student myself, I feel that if these desks were removed there would be:
1. Less gum on the undersides of desks
2. Much easier movements to different seats
3. Much happier kids
Though it is true that it may be hard to clean the floors, you also know that beanbags are easy to stack, making it quite easy to clean the floors. Maybe even easier than desks. Besides, I'd like you to see you ask any kid if they would rather sit in beanbags or desks.
potat0

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
tiamichellepod

Pro

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potat0

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
tiamichellepod

Pro

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potat0

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by SPENCERJOYAGE14 3 years ago
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