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Students should be punished for bad marks

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Started: 6/17/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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HeavenlyPanda

Pro

Round 1- accepting challenge
Round 2-debating
Round 3-rebuttaling
Bianca.Bozorth

Con

I accept your challenge.
Debate Round No. 1
HeavenlyPanda

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Voters, do you think we would have order if nobody in the world got punished for doing something bad? Do you really think that we should just pardon drunk drivers who have killed people all because they didn"t mean to do it? No, of course not. If we did that, nobody would learn and the mistake would keep being repeated. This is the same with bad marks. If the student never got reprimanded for their bad marks, then they would never learn to fix their problem.

One of the main reasons why students do poorly in school is the lack of motivation and yet that is also one of the main reasons why students excel in school. The reason why students are failing is because they have no motivation to do well. Either they think that coasting along will get them a good job or they just aren't being reprimanded for their bad grades. A student will have no motivation to do well if they know they won"t get in trouble for a bad grade.

This may seem like a harsh way to make students get good grades but unless the student has initiative to get good grades on their own then this is the next best way. It will motivate the student to do better or the student will be reprimanded. There is nothing wrong with punishing a student for a bad grade. It helps them learn not to do it again.

Have you ever wondered why students of asian/indian background always excel at academics? It's because of their parents. When a student gets home their role as a student usually go on pause because it's the end of the day and they can finally stop learning and take a break. Students of asian/indian background usually never let go of the role of a student even when they go home. When they return home their parents then turn into the teacher which creates a generation that doesn't forget what"s been taught to them and a generation that benefits from not only school teachers but home teachers.

Then there is also the matter of the tiger mom. A mother who pushes her child towards great academic achievements. A tiger mother puts a lot of emphasis on doing well academically and where a B or and A- might be ok for some parents, it is intolerable for a tiger mother. This produces a child that is a top performer that stands out amongst their peers. To a tiger mother success is in high academic grades and failure is unacceptable. Although a tiger mother wants what is so difficult to get, they will encourage their child if they see that he/she are trying their best. This may seem very harsh to you but it is acceptable in asian culture where you're competing against a very concentrated population of kids. Here it's easier because there are not as many people to compete for jobs with than it is in an asian community.

Though it may seem unfair to you it is the best way. When you speed on a highway you alway slow down when there's a cop around right? Well the same will be with when you get bad grades. If the cops never pulled anybody over then nobody would care to slow down when a cop car is near. With a parent alway constantly urging their child to do better, it will have the same effect as a cop car.

Tiger mothers are living proof that students should be disciplined for bad marks. Sure, encouraging students to do better next time might help but when you discipline a student it sends home a very clear message to do better next time. This helps motivate children and like I said before, motivation is one of the key reasons why students excel in academics.
Bianca.Bozorth

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Debate Round No. 2
HeavenlyPanda

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Since there is no other argument I cannot rebuttal.
Bianca.Bozorth

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Bianca.Bozorth forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by en1gma 11 months ago
en1gma
I agree with Avery, to an extent. It depends on what kind of "punishment" we are talking about. If we reshape the argument and suggest that a child is excessively using a computer, and this obsession is detrimental enough to affect the childs performance in school, then I would resort to punishment by taking away his-her computer. On the other hand, if a child has been studying for an exam and he/she has given their utmost effort to pass the exam, then thats a different story.
Posted by Bianca.Bozorth 11 months ago
Bianca.Bozorth
@AveryBenjamin I totally agree.
Posted by AveryBenjamin 11 months ago
AveryBenjamin
I think teachers should guide those students who get bad marks in exams. Punishment is not a way to tell students that they are wrong. may be they have some issues with there studies. Intellect-Square | Local SEO Services arrange tanning program for teachers that how they behave with there poor or bad students.
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