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klkeats
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Peili
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phones are allowed in school

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Peili
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/2/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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klkeats

Pro

Phones can be fun and can sometimes reach and store information faster than on a computer
Peili

Con

For this debate I assume that we are talking about students using cellphones, smartphones, and the like during school hours.

In his opening statement Pro provided the two central reasons why phones should not be allowed in schools.

First, phones are "fun." They are a distraction from the purpose of school. While school can be enjoyable, the primary goal of school is education. The fact that phones are "fun" means that they would distract students from their school work and that they would cause a distraction for other students who are trying to learn.
The National Education Association rightly points out how cell phones a distraction that makes education more difficult: http://www.nea.org...

Second, phone store information quickly. Phones make cheating infinitely easier for students to do and infinitely more difficult for teachers to notice and prevent.

If the central goal of school were entertainment then allowing students to have phones would make perfect sense. However, since the central goal of school is education allowing students to have phones is a terrible idea.
Debate Round No. 1
klkeats

Pro

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Peili

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
klkeats

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Peili

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BigDaddy.32 9 months ago
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