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awesomeness
Pro (for)
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The Contender
ScarletGhost4396
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points

Uniforms should be allowed in school

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awesomeness
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/7/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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awesomeness

Pro

Uniforms should be allowed in school for the three contentions stated below
My first contention is that schools need to have uniforms to instill good discipline in students. It makes students look professional and forces them to take good care of their uniform as if it were their work clothes. When students are forced to take responsibility of how they look they look more professional. When students dress professionally and conservatively they tend to be more focused in school and perform better.

My second main contention is that students are more focused resulting in higher grades and here are my sources to back up my claim. Here are a couple articles reporting on studies showing how attendance records and graduation rates improved (http://www.woio.com......) (http://findarticles.com......) Here is a list of which countries perform the best in mathematics. (http://nces.ed.gov......)
The top 5 countries in 8th grade math are, in order Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Honk Kong, and Japan. All of these countries have school uniforms.

My third main contention is that there is the cost of common articles of clothing that compose a typical school uniform.
(http://www.target.com......)Boys Shirt $8, (http://www.target.com......) Boys shorts 3-5$, Boys long pants 14$

Wal-Mart, known for their extraordinarily low prices sells polo shirts for 6$ each.
(http://www.walmart.com......) Wal-mart t-shirts barely beat the prices that major national retail outlets charge for school uniforms. This is even assuming that most students buy their clothes from Wal-Mart, which they don't. They buy from Abercrombie, American eagle, Hollister, which sell simple T-shirts for as much as 20$
Hollister prices for simple T-shirts (http://www.hollisterco.com......)
Americans are well off and paying on average 8$ for a uniform shirt is not unreasonable.
ScarletGhost4396

Con

I only have four minutes in order to make a response to everything that my opponent has said, so I'm going to make a quick response. My opponent has no warrants as far as his first contention is concerned considering his lack of evidence to correlate discipline with uniforms, and he provides (sort of) evidence in his second contention that could potentially back up his case, but as far as statistics are concerned, he needs to show that uniform wearing is the causation of good grades. Then, we move on to his final contention, where he says that uniforms are cheaper, but only compares them to higher-priced brands. He doesn't acknowledge whatsoever the cheaper brands you could buy at Wal-Mart that are priced maybe around the same. As fas the prices are concerned, money can be conserved without using uniforms.
Debate Round No. 1
awesomeness

Pro

awesomeness forfeited this round.
ScarletGhost4396

Con

ScarletGhost4396 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
cheating like looking at my old arguements
and me looking at your refutations
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
i mean we can start the debate on friday and the time given will be 30 minutes
tell me if your good with that
Posted by ScarletGhost4396 5 years ago
ScarletGhost4396
Sure, why not? Just tell me what cheating would encompass, and we've got a deal.
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
we should star on friday veterans day scarlet
tell me if that is good with you
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
ok lets start fresh
no cheating please
Posted by ScarletGhost4396 5 years ago
ScarletGhost4396
Yeah, sorry about that. I didn't realize that I only had 4 minutes to prepare. lol. If you'd like, we could try this debate again.
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
my opponent has no points
wow!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
would Phloem04 like to accept my challenge
Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
Yes i would want the con to state their points first and then refute
Posted by Phloem04 5 years ago
Phloem04
I see that you've posted your case. Would you want con to post their case for round 1, then rebut in round 2? I guess my main question is, what happens in round 2?
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Vote Placed by thett3 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Counter.
Vote Placed by bozotheclown 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't agree with this...
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm not a fan of twitter debates. Nonetheless, Pro made a case and Con didn't do much more than say he didn't agree with it. Why "should be allowed" rather than "required"? Do schools prohibit uniforms?