The Instigator
pspboy
Pro (for)
Losing
9 Points
The Contender
djexcelsior
Con (against)
Winning
42 Points

no home work

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/8/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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pspboy

Pro

there shouldnt be any home work because us kids do enough work at shchool at the little time we spend at home should not be work
djexcelsior

Con

There should be homework, and the time spent at home should not just be play. school should simulate real life situations. if you have a job and you are given an assignment with a deadline, you can't just put it off because you don't think its fair just because you want to go home and play, thats not how life works.
Debate Round No. 1
pspboy

Pro

how old are you are you still in school i am more than half of your time in the day is spent at school its not just play its choirs and stuff if you are still in school man u are the biggest teachers pet ever if your not you must be a teacher and if your not a teacher then man your a guy that likes to see kids suffer
djexcelsior

Con

Since you have failed to really bring up any new arguments on the topic of "Should there be homework," I will just continue with my second rebuttal. (and I don't see why it is relevant to this debate round but I just graduated this last May)

I stand in negation of this topic for the fallowing three reasons:

I.What the Pro considers suffering compared to what real suffering is
II.Not everything can be taught in the classroom
III.Homework teaches time management skills

I offer the fallowing definition:

Suffer: to endure death, pain, or distress (Marriam Webster online)
Distress: a state of danger or desperate need (Marriam Webster online)

I.Pro's definition of suffering vs. actual suffering
The pro would have you believe that teachers give homework for one purpose to make students suffer (to endure death, pain, or distress). I think that saying students are suffering because of homework is pretty extreme. If you were to ask me, the people living on the streets, eating garbage, and begging for food and money, and who failed out of school because they never did homework assigned to them, are suffering. In four years of high school homework has never caused me to endure death, pain, or distress. Homework is a small price to pay to avoid ending up on the streets suffering.

II.Not everything can be taught in the classroom
You know the old saying "practice makes perfect." Just like anything else, if you want to succeed in academics then you have to practice. How this practice comes about changes with different cultures and different areas. For example, in Japan students go to school for much longer than public schools keep students here in the States, so that students can get the practice they need while they are in school. We just do it different here by allowing students the time to study and practice on their own through homework. Homework is beneficial because it simulates real life situations and creates responsibility. Which brings me to my last point.

III.Homework teaches time management skills.
Throughout life you have to balance your time according to your wants with your needs. Its just like with money, you can't buy something you want until you have bought everything you need. For most people, an education is a need, so homework would fall in the need category. Just because you would rather play than do homework it does not make it unfair that you should have to do the homework, that's just not how life works. Homework does not make it impossible for students to do what they want. Plenty of people, including myself, have graduated from school and have found time to do other activities as well.

For these three reasons, pro's suffering vs. actually suffering, not everything can be taught in the classroom, and homework teaches time management skills, I urge a vote for con.
Debate Round No. 2
pspboy

Pro

you writ too god damn much so i didnt read it im sure it was stupid anyway you suck this may not be an argument but it is the truth you are gay
djexcelsior

Con

hahaha alright, then for the third round i just want to extend all of the arguments i made in the second round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Krakken101 9 years ago
Krakken101
Pspboy....you must be mentally insane
Posted by NSG 9 years ago
NSG
Then next time don't say b/c we are asians so we are good at maths!
It's the hard work we have put in! Do hw kids!
Posted by gahbage 9 years ago
gahbage
This was a hard decision.
Posted by brian_eggleston 9 years ago
brian_eggleston
I checked Pro's profile and he is actually 19 years old, so I assume his argument was a rather clever and amusing parody and he, therefore, gets my vote.
Posted by masterzanzibar 9 years ago
masterzanzibar
close. real close. yeah man. cool.
Posted by Ironhead56 9 years ago
Ironhead56
wow,,u bounce back fast lmao
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