The Instigator
COUREE_FLUTE
Con (against)
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The Contender
Ariesx
Pro (for)
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5 Points

Students Should Get Paid When They Get Good Grades

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COUREE_FLUTE
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/23/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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COUREE_FLUTE

Con

Although it might encourage more kids to get good grades the school system should not pay student to get good grades because it would cost the tax payers way more than necessary, students who have a hard time getting good grades no matter how hard they study would feel even more terrible about themselves, and students would just become better at cheating just to get the money.
Ariesx

Pro

Education is a value that is well-respected in America. One that has provided many benefits to the American economy. Recently, Education has been declining in America. 40% of Americans are in the middle class. 1% of Americans are wealthy. We can agree that the 40% is less educated than the wealthy 1%. We have to find a way to fix our problem. One can say we should stress education in our society. But we need to create drive for our younger generation. So lets raise funding for schools. People getting an As will get paid the most that they deserve. So instead of a wealthy 1%, there can be a wealthy 20%.
Debate Round No. 1
COUREE_FLUTE

Con

I understand it would be good for those who benefit from studying, but we have to look at the full picture. Think about those who study hard and try hard on test but still fail. It wouldn't be fair to those students. Also think of the students with mental disorders, they won't get paid as much as a student who never has to pick up their book but always pull off A's. Also taxes would raise a lot! Aren't adults all ready complaining about how high taxes are? Why raise taxes when students will cheat to get the money?
Ariesx

Pro

The average IQ of a student is 100. This means that students have the ability to make As. And so what if there kids that cannot make good grades. Its the effort that counts. Also when someone cheats, it is very easy to get caught. And if your suggesting that the whole school will cheat, than the ability to get caught is high. We can also refuse taxes for other things if we have too. What matters is the greater benefit of our actions. If we can achieve a wealthy 20%, than we should be able to do it.
Debate Round No. 2
COUREE_FLUTE

Con

The word "average" does not define all students. Some students need help but are too ashamed to get it.
Ariesx

Pro

Average also means the majority. We should try to achieve the greater benefit for these children. Just because there is a small minority that won't succeed, doesn't mean we should hold back the majority from achieving the greater benefit.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Mister_Man 2 years ago
Mister_Man
Can we change it to parents paying their children when they get good grades? Or strictly schools?
Posted by Mister_Man 2 years ago
Mister_Man
Hm well I agree to an extent but I believe there should be some kind of incentive... if nobody accepts anytime soon I'll accept this!
Posted by COUREE_FLUTE 2 years ago
COUREE_FLUTE
Here you got a A+ on this test here is $100
Posted by Mister_Man 2 years ago
Mister_Man
You're arguing that the school system should not pay students? Are you referring to scholarships or just like "here's $100, good job on the test"?
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Vote Placed by WillRiley 2 years ago
WillRiley
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Reasons for voting decision: The taxpayers can't afford that kind of burden on them.
Vote Placed by Flipbook 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro failed to explain how this would be possible. He/she failed to explain where the money would come from and how paying it to smart kids is more valuable than spending it for supplies. Kinda bad on either side but Con's side required less explanation. There were no sources, however Pro backed his argument using numbers, neglected to explain their importance. Pro's argument was better written and a little more professional.
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
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Reasons for voting decision: pro shows a positive benefit for paying students for good grades. Although this was a huge gamble tho, con could have pointed out that it was not plausible to pay so much money or have a clear decision on what is a "good grade".