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averagedude
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Phenenas
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Should we have year-round schooling?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/10/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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averagedude

Con

I do not think that we should have year-round school because it takes away our summer. People say it helps us remember a lot of curriculum from the school year. I think that this makes no sense because many people have good memories and we could do more to remember those things. Also, it takes away our summer which people say is fine. I don't because summer is something that students of all ages look forward to. It also encourages them to do well in school, at least for me. Year round schooling is a threat to a student's education and is very harmful to our lives.
Phenenas

Pro

Summer vacation is an outdated practice dating back from when the United States (which I assume you mean by "we") had education that was not government-regulated. In a capitalist society, measures must be taken to give young men and ladies a fair chance to do well in the world through hard work and dedication. Over the summer, students have been scientifically proven to lose much of the learning that took place that year, where they are often required to remember what they were taught the next year. By splitting up summer vacation into smaller chunks spread throughout the year, students are encouraged to keep up their study habits.

Several plans for year-round school have been proposed, such as the 45/15 plan (45 days straight of school, then 15 days off). All of the usual holiday breaks will still be in place, but never for more than three work weeks. Removal of weekends will veer student minds from outside distractions and encourage them to pay more attention to their learning. In countries that do not have this system already in place, these measures may be hard to pass due to protesting students or parents unwilling to accept change. However, this change will not only prepare students for the work force, but increase the number of days that school is attended. United States students attend 170 to 180 days on average, far behind countries such as Japan, which has 240 school days on average. By having more school days, there will be more time and more information for students to learn.

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Debate Round No. 1
averagedude

Con

averagedude forfeited this round.
Phenenas

Pro

Since my opponent seems to neglect trying a rebuttal, I have no further points to add.
Debate Round No. 2
averagedude

Con

averagedude forfeited this round.
Phenenas

Pro

Again, I rest my case.
Debate Round No. 3
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