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SincerelyZMe
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brownpower69
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Should we be able to choose our own High School Curriculum.

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SincerelyZMe
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/2/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SincerelyZMe

Pro

As high scholars, our opinions are ignored by our school board. My school puts seniors first in choosing their classes but I really need my Spanish credits, but what if we didn't have to take Spanish? What if we could take whatever language we wanted to? Mandarin, Latin, Japanese, Korean: Why not? What if you didn't have to take that art credit but could instead do an online gaming design class? Or maybe, instead of taking the traditional math courses, after a certain point starting the math courses required for your future business degree, or engineering degree. If I don't need Pre-Calculus, but I do need Business Statistics, I should be able to take it. No more, "Public Speaking's not a transferable course", no more "You have to take chemistry" even though you are going to be a choreographer and will never need that information in life. If I don't need to take some ridiculous Advanced Algebra 3 class to benefit your future then you shouldn't have to take it. We, as the future of America, should be able to choose to benefit our own futures.
brownpower69

Con

no because the people that built your school was my cousins, how dare you even make fun of my family like that
Debate Round No. 1
brownpower69

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Debate Round No. 2
SincerelyZMe

Pro

People are defined by the choices they make so why not let those choices happen in high school?
brownpower69

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Debate Round No. 3
SincerelyZMe

Pro

Germany's economy is doing just fine.
brownpower69

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Debate Round No. 4
SincerelyZMe

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Apparently Finland does this as well.
brownpower69

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by SincerelyZMe 1 year ago
SincerelyZMe
This is actually being used in a few schools right now on a trial basis. Talk to your school board, they might just say yes. See if you can get started off with workshop days that apply to the subjects you think need to be taught.
Posted by hemmons08 1 year ago
hemmons08
I wouldn't think it would be possible. Thats like saying you wanna take arabic but there isn't a teacher for it so the school hires one but only like 3 people wanna take it. Choosing your own curriculum would require a over abundance of teachers and either under/overabundance of students.
Posted by Himans45 1 year ago
Himans45
Totally in support of highschoolers being able to choose the curriculum, there's no reason that the majority of highschoolers should need to take physics, chemistry, and abstract math.
Posted by cosecant 1 year ago
cosecant
Yes, and that would be a motive force!
Posted by cerbspanda 1 year ago
cerbspanda
Like Finland.
Posted by cerbspanda 1 year ago
cerbspanda
Like Finland.
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Vote Placed by salam.morcos 1 year ago
salam.morcos
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