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alexmiller887
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CaitlinSmith1605
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0 Points

THBT IT Education is critical.

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alexmiller887
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/3/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alexmiller887

Con

My opponent, in accepting will follow these rules.
Failure to follow these will result in a 7pt forfeit.
Rules
1. No personal insults.
2. You must begin debating this round.
3. No Wikipedia or Huffington Post.

Good luck.
CaitlinSmith1605

Pro

In my personal opinion IT Education is important as the world is evolving into a very technological era. I think that from children to young adults, IT should be a enforced subject. Most jobs nowadays involve using a computer, whether it being online registers for schools, or just simply emailing in any other positions. If the generations to come do not learn how to use a computer in the most basic ways, there will be even less opportunities for the young people, leaving university and struggling to find a job.
Debate Round No. 1
alexmiller887

Con

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, thank you for reading this debate. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting, and wish him/her good luck.


My rebuttal will begin next round.

My argument will revolve around one of the most successful theories in economics today, free-market capitalism.
I'd just like to provide a short explanation, borrowed from the famous economics expert, Milton Freedman [1]
Take a pencil.

The state has never had any control over inventors.
Nobody told an inventor 'make a pencil'. But it was invented anyway, and now anyone who wants to can go into a stationary store and buy a pencil- or to be more precise swap their expertise for that good.

In order to show why almost any argument my opponent can make is invalid, I need another analogy. Let's take the car.

If you have a driver’s licence, you can drive a car. Do we require knowledge of how a car works? No. If I was driving a car, and it broke down, I would not have the first idea how to fix it.

So with computers! So, do we really need to learn exactly how they work to use them?

I’ll leave that with you to decide.

I will develop this more next round.









[1] Capitalism and Freedom, Freedman,Milton 1962

CaitlinSmith1605

Pro

CaitlinSmith1605 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
alexmiller887

Con

FF.
doo be doo
CaitlinSmith1605

Pro

CaitlinSmith1605 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by dynamicduodebaters 3 years ago
dynamicduodebaters
Hmmm. I could try to win with semantics
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Vote Placed by lannan13 3 years ago
lannan13
alexmiller887CaitlinSmith1605Tied
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