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extra recess

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Started: 4/22/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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doctorwhooves

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I THINK that kids should get to have extra resses.
Debate Round No. 1
doctorwhooves

Pro

kids should have extra recess because they can exert more energy and will have less gitters for learning.
Atheism_Debater

Con


“Clark County School District elementary schools in Nevada ended recess to provide more time for ‘core academic areas,’ to the dismay of many parents. Agustin Orci, deputy superintendent of instruction, explained the thinking behind the change. ‘If you have a 15-minute recess scheduled, you spend five minutes getting (students) to the playground, another five getting back and then five more minutes getting them calmed down and ready to learn back in the classroom. You end up blowing 30 minutes of potential instructional time to gain the limited benefits of having recess. It’s become a luxury we can’t afford.’” (1)


In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test, “Students in the United States performed near the middle of the pack. On average 16 other industrialized countries scored above the United States in science, and 23 scored above us in math.” (2)


If we want America to be the country that we know we can be, we need to educate our children better. I am not suggesting that we do away with recess, but giving an extra recess would needlessly take away more time to educate the future of America.



1: http://fairtest.org...


2: http://www.greatschools.org...


Debate Round No. 2
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extend arguments
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