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Should water bottles be allowed in school?

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Started: 2/25/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zebracakes

Pro

Water bottles should be allowed in school, they will help students improve their performance.
AMRead

Con

I'm predisposed to think the opposite. Water bottles are annoying when properly used with the crinkling and poping much less in the hands of teenagers. The sheer annoyance of them would lead to lessening of student performance not the increases of them.

Also if you allow kids to have them they will legitimately make the "I need to go to the bathroom" argument all the time and it is bad enough that this happens when you can say hold it but if they are consistently drinking so it likely is true.

Finally I am also assuming you mean reusable bottles because if not the environmental concerns become more important.
Debate Round No. 1
Zebracakes

Pro

If schools allow water bottles in school, the students may have to go to the restroom a little more often, but that is why school should have pass that each student has. Students will have a maximum of two to three uses of the pass a day. This way each student could only go to the bathroom when they really needed to, not just because they want to. Some schools may decide to sell reusable water bottles, to help the environment, while other school may decide to buy cases of plastic water bottles at the store, like say Wal-mart or or Sam's Club. It is the school's decision. Either way, the school would be selling the water bottles for a profit to buy more.
AMRead

Con

On the issue of bathrooms three or for times can still be obnoxious when you have multiple middle schoolers doing it together. Your bathroom policy might work well at a high school level but it still would cause problems.

Also I do agree that if they where to do it they would have to do it in a way similar to what you said because if you allow students to bring bottles you get concerns of what else is in it. Students have brought vodka in water bottles and it is easy to imagine with the new fruit water packs that they could get away with bringing in other forms of alcohol and say "it's flavoring". I understand most students don't and wouldn't go this far but it only takes a little bit of vodka to make water hard to drink. (Tangent do you think flavor packets should be allowed as well?)

Also I'm pro-free market so giving the schools monopolies is appalling premise. But, in reality I agree ultimately the school does have the right to choose to do it or not and your proposed methods may be good ways of doing that and protecting against my previous paragraphs concerns. But in order to remedy that it would have to be the bulk view which the environmental concerns still come into play because if you allow reusables they still take it home.
Debate Round No. 2
Zebracakes

Pro

Zebracakes forfeited this round.
AMRead

Con

AMRead forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bluesteel 2 years ago
bluesteel
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3 points to Con. "Reasons for voting decision: Both provided OK arguments but I think Con convinced me more."

*Reason for removal.* This RFD failed to explain *why* Con was more convincing; it merely stated *that* Con was more convincing.
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Posted by bluesteel 2 years ago
bluesteel
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>Joss_Whedon: Moderator removed vote<

Awarded 7 points to Pro. RFD: "What???????????"

*Reason for removal.* Failure to explain every single point awarded (conduct, S&G, sources, arguments).
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Posted by Nele21 2 years ago
Nele21
I never knew schools didn't offer water bottles! Someone please provide the statistics.
Posted by lovelyy_roses562 2 years ago
lovelyy_roses562
I would debate this but I would have to agree with you, students should be aloud to drink water anywhere and any time during school to keep hydration. Who is to say that you can't, because it is possible to be dehydrated, and the school could be sued for not allowing water.
Posted by Zebracakes 2 years ago
Zebracakes
Technically, class is in school. But to answer your question, both. Should they be allowed in class, gym, the auditorium, the hallways? Just school in general, I guess.
Posted by TBR 2 years ago
TBR
Are you asking in class, or in school?
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