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peace27
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Johnicle
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modern school education makes us literate not eduated

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Started: 1/25/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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peace27

Pro

modern school education does not promote thinking.it promotes rote learning.
Johnicle

Con

Thanks for the challenge.

I will be arguing that modern schooling makes us educated. To get things started, here are seven examples of subject areas that school provides that has nothing to do with being literate and everything to do with education:

1) Sciences
2) Social Sciences
3) Physical Education (learning how to play basketball is educational)
4) Math
5) Home Economics
6) Woods Class
7) Computer Class

Finally, my definition of "literate" is as follows: "able to read and write."
-http://dictionary.reference.com...

Thank you for the challenge and I wish you luck!
Debate Round No. 1
peace27

Pro

I feel literacy is only a small tool in helping one getting educated. Literacy is just a tool to read, write, count and calculate, but it doesn't directly address the need of the human being. The basic need of human beings is to understand oneself and his/her relation to every other entity in existence which differentiates him or her from an animal.This education.People are able to get as best as degrees but these degree don't prove that they are educated. So I suggest we should now start working for education in the true sense of the word, and not just limit ourselves to literacy. Again, this doesn't imply that one should abandon programs of literacy but rather complement it with human consciousness to make the earth a better place to live in.
Johnicle

Con

I think there is a simple misunderstanding of my argument. You see, the topic implies that pro believes that school right now is only focused on literacy, however, I am against this idea. I believe that school should focus on literacy, as well as other necessary tools needed for a successful life (like the arts, woods class, computer class, P.E., etc.).

The problem now stands that my opponent has yet to prove that all classes in school only focus on literacy (reading and writing). I agree that we need other forms of learning besides literacy classes, however, in the current form of the word 'school', other forms of learning are included in the status quo (as shown from round 1).

Summary: Literacy is not the only focus of school as of right now.

Thank you and good luck in your final round!
Debate Round No. 2
peace27

Pro

peace27 forfeited this round.
Johnicle

Con

Please flow through my arguments and thanks for this opportunity. I hope to see you around in the future. In the mean time, there are several classes that educate us in generals that have nothing to do with literacy. Therefore, I urge you to vote con!

Thank you!
Debate Round No. 3
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