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A_Poozer
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rumaysah
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Students be able to chew gum in class.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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A_Poozer

Pro

Full resolution: Students (above first grade) should be allowed to chew gum in moderation.

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rumaysah

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Absolutely not! This outrageous "argument" is above and beyond out of the question! Students are distracted easily by even the smell of something to please their taste-buds. They are immediately distracted from their work and are carried away. Letting them chew gum is like letting students eat lunch during a math lesson. Their lack of concentration will get the best of them. It would be even more disastrous and schools in which the students are already out of control! It is sane to agree with me and if so, i know you understand this from the point of view of a teacher.
Debate Round No. 1
A_Poozer

Pro

Thank you for accepting the debate con. This will just be a light hearted practice debate for me.

1. Improves Concentration .
You say students are easily distracted then proceed on saying gum will be a distraction but without any sources. In contrast my sources tell me the opposite.

Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com...

2. Improves Alertness.
To further refute your statements, study shows that not only does gum help you concentrate it helps you react quicker and be more alert too.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...

3. Memory.
Chewing gum can also improve memory. And I quote "Chewing gum improves memory. Chewing gum can improve memory, say UK psychologists. They found that people who chewed throughout tests of both long-term and short-term memory produced significantly better scores than people who did not."

Source: https://www.google.com.ph...
rumaysah

Con

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
rumaysah

Con

rumaysah forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by U.n 11 months ago
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