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jrodio
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Zanomi3
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music in school

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Zanomi3
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/21/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jrodio

Pro

I understand that it's important for students to hear lectures but when the students are turned loose to work individually on assignments shouldn't they have the freedom to listen to music?
Zanomi3

Con

Accepted. Only 750 characters, so I'll be quick.

No definitions given, so I will provide them

Music - Any form of personal music (phones, iPods, etc)
School - Within the classroom

R1) "I understand that ... to hear lectures"

Argues for my point, shows music would be a disadvantage to classroom learning.

R2) "shouldn't they have ... to listen to music?"

One must look at what this would entail. Some will play music too loudly, some will play inappropriate music, some will be "playing music" but really just texting.

P1) Things will be allowed if it is always beneficial in the classroom.
P2) Music is not always beneficial in the classroom.
C1) Music should not be allowed in the classroom.

Finally, BoP falls on Pro.

Sources next round.
Debate Round No. 1
jrodio

Pro

When I said "listen to music in class" I was referring to music on a personal device, I also with headphones so music would not come as a disruption to class, I must admit I did a poor job of making that clear in my 1st statement. In response to "One must look at what this would entail. Some will play music to loudly, some will play inappropriate music, some will be playing music but really just texting." 1st ex; I apologize for not making it clear that I was referring to students who would be using headphones. 2nd ex; I am putting forth my opinion; I believe it should be up to the parents what music their children listen to on a personal device. 3rd ex; music isn't constant screen time unlike texting, it would be apparent if a child were.
Zanomi3

Con

Understood what is considered music (personal device). Even with headphones, students are able to play music loudly, and can "produce sounds up to 120 decibels, equivalent to a sound level at a rock concert." [1] Not that all will, but they could.

Texting - Students might not, but they could.

Appropriate Music - It doesn't matter if the parents control what their children listen to. It is possible for them to play disruptive music, and since the teacher can't control what is listened to, they need to ban it altogether.

Pro has yet to provide sound evidence for music in a classroom setting.

Sources:

[1] - http://www.osteopathic.org...
Debate Round No. 2
jrodio

Pro

jrodio forfeited this round.
Zanomi3

Con

All arguments extended.

My points were never refuted, nor were any stable, sourced arguments presented by my opponent.

Thanks, Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: I have to give this one to Con. There are plenty of cases where headphones could accidentally come out disrupting class, or sound could still be noticeable even with them on. Not to mention the distractability factor in disrupting learning. Con made a number of good, concise points despite the limited character count, and wins hands-down in my opinion.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con backed up his arguments with evidence. Pro didn't bother telling us why it would be beneficial to have music in the classroom, they just gave an opinion. That is not how you debate. Conduct goes to Con because pro forfeited the final round.