The last year of elementry you should have to switch classes!
I'd like to thank my opponent for issuing this challenge. I will post a few contentions for Round 1.
Elementary school children should not have to switch classes. It is simply a waste of time. Often, children are in 4-8 different classes per day, and don't need to walk to each room when time can be saved by not switching rooms. It is not something you really need to prepare for. When I came out of elementary, I had never switched classes, but it was very easy to adapt to. One student got lost on the first day and was consequentially two minutes late. It did not affect his grades at all, though. Elementary school teachers should not have to worry losing lecture time because kids get lost.
Actually, it's something that can be practiced on the child's own time.
"If you just prepared the last year of elementary you would be ready for all of middle school three years is a big difference to one year"
I have a few objections to this statement
"You said that changing classes for one year wastes time being late for classes for three years wastes time."
Thanks to my opponent for a simply wonderful debate. I enjoyed it. I intend to finish it here.
A note before I start: Pro dropped all of my contentions. Literally all of them.
"If kids cold not switch classes they would just sit in their seat the hole day and be bored out of their mind"
What matters more: the kids being entertained, or their grades? The answer is obvious. We shouldn't compromise lesson time to pander to students. They are at school to learn, not to be entertained.
"Then if they could switch classes they would look foward to break so they would work harder."
This is unsourced and really just makes no sense. When I get closer to a break, I start to slack off. As do the rest of my classmates. The underclassmen do it too.
"Also kids are bullied all the time so if they can switch classes they're only will see the bully about 2 hours that is a big difference to 6 hours. "
There is a logical fallacy here. That is that students would continue to bully each other when there are teachers in the room and there is work to do. Kids are more likely to bully during break times, so reducing those would consequentially reduce bullying.
"On the website do you know 10 facts about bullying 1 of them is over a 160,000 kids skip school because of bullying that would sure effect grades."
The question here is: when does that bullying occur? And even if it did happen in class, the teacher could simply rearrange the seating chart so that the kids wouldn't interact for the entire day.
"Another is 35% of bullying is life threatening. So a few of children are dying by the minute."
This is unrelated, but how do we define bullying? A lot of kids call bullying on the slightest of things, and are oversensitive. This may be more viable if you had provided a concrete definition, but the problem of bullying would be easily solved anyway.
CONCLUSION: My opponent contends that not switching classes will lead to suicides because of bullying. I have debunked this claim while protecting my points from his rebuttals. This necessitates a Con Vote.
Thanks for this debate. It was really fun.
PS: dosomething.org (Pro's source for the bullying stats) is absurdly biased to the left and often ignores plain facts. Avoid getting information from them and find some real statistics.
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