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Teachers biased towards their students must be stripped of their right to teach.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/21/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debatemenow

Pro

Biased teachers have a very negative effect on the society because when a teacher is biased, his/her students will lose the will to study. Also this can significantly affect the personality of the student.

There is an experiment conducted in 1939:
The Monster Study is the name given to an experiment performed on twenty-two orphan children in Davenport, Iowa in 1939. It was conducted by Wendell Johnson at the University of Iowa. Johnson chose one of his graduate students, Mary Tudor, to conduct the experiment, and he supervised her research. After placing the children in control and experimental groups, Tudor gave positive speech therapy to half of the children, praising the fluency of their speech, and negative speech therapy to the other half, belittling the children for every speech imperfection and telling them they were stutterers. Many of the normal speaking orphan children who received negative therapy in the experiment suffered negative psychological effects and some retained speech problems for the rest of their lives.

What is this happens to students?

That is why biased teachers kust have their right to teach stripped from them.
Defro

Con

I accept this debate.

The resolution:

Teachers who are biased towards their students must be stripped of their right to teach.

*Pro has the BOP to account for every teacher who is biased.




C1 Student Encouragement

Contrary to Pro's claim that biased teachers will cause students to lose the will to study, this is actually the opposite in many cases. I shall support my assertion by providing an anecdote.

-I had a friend named Philip. When he was in high school, he was very interested in Chemistry. Because of his interest in Chemistry and his academic success in the field, his Chemistry teacher liked him more than other students. This means she is biased. She started giving Philip extra lectures after school and was very nice to him. He ended up receiving a scholarship in Chemistry in a prestigious school. The Chemistry teacher was very proud.

-While the Chemistry teacher was biased towards Philip, her students did not lose their will to study. In fact, all her students studied very hard and most receive good grades. This is because she is a great teacher and her students love her.

-Therefore, Pro's claim: "when a teacher is biased, his/her students will lose the will to study." is inaccurate. A student's will to study is usually not determined by the bias of a teacher more than the teacher's teaching method. The Chemistry teacher I mentioned was clearly biased because she was more kind to Philip, but her students still had a strong will to study her course because she was a great teacher who made her subject interesting.



C2 The right to teach is fundamental

No one has neither the jurisdiction nor the right to take away one's right to teach. The right to teach is fundamental and necessary for everyone to have. Teaching is a huge aspect of our social lives. By stripping their rights to teach, you will also be stripping away their social and possibly family life.

Think about it. What if a teacher who was biased to one student has a newborn child? As a mother, the teacher has a responsibility to teach her child various things, like how to hold a spoon and a fork, how to speak, and how to tie shoelaces.

This applies in her social life as well. A lot of social life consists of conversing with friends. And a lot of conversing with friends is teaching and learning new things from each other. Without the right to teach, one cannot teach his or her friends various things, like directions to get to places and the name of her newborn child.

By stripping someone their right to teach, you are stripping them of their right to be a parent and their right to have friends.



C3 The Monster Study

Pro has provided a scientific experiment as an example to support Pro's stance. However, this example is fallacious and quite irrelevant.

First of all, a teacher who is biased towards a student does not neccessarily degrade students like in the experiment. Like the Chemistry teacher I mentioned, maybe they just promote certain students (who they see potential in) more than others.

Second of all, as stated by Pro, Mary Tudor gave speech therapy, which affect the students. therapy and teaching are two separate things! Therapy is designed to affect people, so obviously, students in the experiment were affected. The purpose of teaching is to teach.

Third of all, ***PRO HAS PLAGIARIZED***. In the entire passage about The Monster Study, after the first sentence, everything is plagiarised word for word from wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org...



C4 Everyone is biased

Being biased is human nature. It is not possible for anyone not to be biased. There will always be a sports team a sports fan likes more than another team.

The same applies for teachers. Every teacher is biased. And it's not their fault they like a student more than another.
Debate Round No. 1
Debatemenow

Pro

Debatemenow forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

Arguments and contentions extended.
Debate Round No. 2
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Con

Arguments and contentions extended.
Debate Round No. 3
Debatemenow

Pro

Debatemenow forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

I feel like I have sufficiently negated Pro's resolution.

Furthermore, Pro has plagiarized half of his whole argument.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Defro 2 years ago
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@NNEye

You have a good nose.
Posted by NNEye 2 years ago
NNEye
I smell semantic assault.
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