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Giglioch
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seanegan
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is education important in the development of a person

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Giglioch
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/9/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Giglioch

Pro

Education is one of the most important things about developing as a person because it shapes how we perceive the world. Without education we are no better than animals acting purely on instinct to get through life. With education are mind develops and becomes very much part of the person we develop into. This is evident in that we have to be literate to fill out job applications but even more broader than that we have to be taut language so that we can express ourselves on an intellectual level with one another.
seanegan

Con

The purpose of education is just purely to make us a stronger country. The higher-ups in this country don"t really care about us, they just don"t want any other country being stronger than us. In order for this to happen they put us through over 12 years of school then through another 4 years or so of college where we still learn pointless things. Most of the things we learn are things that we will never use again anyways. The purpose for education is to make this country more advanced then competing countries. If you noticed, school was never really an issue until the United States realized that China was becoming more advanced and smarter than us.
Debate Round No. 1
Giglioch

Pro

Are you saying in those 16 years of school you didn"t learn anything or change your worldviews or opinions based on what you were taught? Our education although sometimes tedious contains many things that help us develop as a person. Some of these things include history to make sure we don"t develop into people that made great mistakes such as Hitler. As I said earlier we are taught how to be literate and speak a language or multiple languages which help communicate our ideas and philosophies not only people that speak our language but with people of many different ethnicities and cultures.
seanegan

Con

How much did you learn in your years of school that you will use in your future profession? We learn about the past, math, and English. Though some of it is necessary to become literate how much learning are we getting to help us for the future? For example in my high school, they have gotten rid of any class that you need to use your hands and build things. What we learn in school today isn"t something that can make us a good profession in the future. If I ended school after high school, I honestly wouldn"t know the first step to starting up a business or anything because in the high schools today they do not prepare us for any of that.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by eXclusua 4 years ago
eXclusua
For the record, Giglioch hasn't addressed a fairly significant point.
Education early on SIGNIFICANTLY helps the brain develop, especially during the early years. Studies have shown that children who were never taught to read or speak had a much harder time learning languages later on in their lives.
We learn all these subjects - math, history, biology- , things we all probably won't use in the real world, because it helps our brains develop! all these different subjects make us use different areas of our brain, which in turn facilitates and perhaps augments our brain's development (which is very important early on in life. education early on can significantly raise an individual's intellectual aptitude later in life)
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: In summery. During round 1 con complains about how the government doesn't care about the students, and that: "The purpose for education is to make this country more advanced then competing countries." Which sounds incredibly important to the development of a person. While Pro's argument isn't great, con accidentally agrees with pro in the first round.