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music during school

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Started: 1/24/2018 Category: Music
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giggles509

Pro

music should be allowed to be played during school whether its the students or teachers because students tend to do better wen tuned out and focused on their work.
frankfurter50

Con

Music is a distraction and is not tolerated under most school rules unless specified. Music is soothing, but does not improve student work.
Debate Round No. 1
giggles509

Pro

all though it can be distracting for some students actually there are studies that show students with ADHD and other learning disabilities it helps them focus and students with anxiety are able tune out everything around them that allow them to exell in school because they are so focused in school and music in their ear that everyone around them dont affect them
frankfurter50

Con

Students should be able to overcome their ADHD and anxiety in order to learn better. As of today, there are many medications and treatments on the market which, when taken, can improve attention spans and make learning much easier. Some students are prone to use ADHD as an excuse, whether they really have it or not.

Instrumental music might soothe the ear a bit, but music with lyrics tends to confuse the listener between the words he's hearing and the words he's looking at. Certain music might cause the user to think more about the nice music than the calculus he's trying to grasp. Tuning out is not a good thing. If, for instance, a student listens to loud, obnoxious rock music, he could miss an important instruction from the teacher because he's too busy on his worksheet. Awareness is key to succeeding in school, and music makes people far less aware of what they're doing.
Debate Round No. 2
giggles509

Pro

some anxiety cannot be controlled and music is often needed like a girl i know in school over Christmas break she was drugged and raped and wen she returned to school she suffered from really bad PTSD and anxiety she tried everything to control it and refused pills the only way she found to cope was music it gave her an escape from those around her and allowed her to focus on the task in front of her.
frankfurter50

Con

Your anecdote is touching, but sob stories don't win debates. It is too bad that your pal was subjected to such a horrific life, but you cannot blame her misfortune entirely on her inability to listen to music in class. Instead of blaming completely legitimate school policies, you could perhaps blame the person who raped and drugged her. Doesn't that make more sense? It wouldn't relate to your argument, though. What you claim is only one example of somebody who could not listen to music during class, there are many more people who I'm sure are perfectly OK with being deprived of music for a few hours.

You could also blame her crippling depression on the way she "refused pills". See, that's why she was depressed, right there. She wouldn't take any anti depression pills even if they were prescribed to her. It's like a cancer patient refusing chemotherapy because they like their hair better than their lives. Anti depressant pills work much better than just playing some music. They contain chemicals in them which make the brain less depressed. And the best part is that, unlike music, they're fine in school.

The restriction placed upon listening to music, I find, is perfectly reasonable. It reduces distraction and keeps students focused on what the teacher is saying. Oftentimes, during a long period of work, a teacher might say you can listen to music, but you have to jump at those opportunities. Different schools have different policies and some are more harsh than others.

I, personally, see the use of music during class as a form of discrimination. I don't own a phone, so I couldn't even listen to music if I wanted to.
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