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nick
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LakevilleNorthJT
Con (against)
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49 Points

should citizenship be taught in schools?

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Started: 5/25/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nick

Pro

in a multi-cultural society everybody must know they're roots but everybody must comply to the rules of the society they're living in
LakevilleNorthJT

Con

My opponents argument is that kids should be taught citizenship in schools. He then says that everyone in society must know their roots. This is a major contradiction. If we impose this requirement, what would we do about people who already finished school or people who have dropped out? I agree with my opponents argument that citizenship should be taught but disagree with the fact that it should be taught in schools. Thus I advocate the use of a counterplan.

We implement an out of school program that is required of all citizens of a certain society. This would include ALL people not just the ones going to school. A small fee could be charged for the required program. This money could be spent to help benefit the community.

In this round you vote con because I have shown that instead of teaching citizenship in schools we should teach citizenship in a required community based program. The benefit of this program would outweigh the potential benefits of teaching citizenship in schools.
Debate Round No. 1
nick

Pro

my argument was that schools should theach citizenship for children who are born in the UK but their parents were not, so as long as parents take care of the child's education before he starts school, then teaching him/her about were they came from, and then schools theaches the child about the society he's a part of and that are certain rules to follow, rules who are made for everyone, no matter the ethnic background, or religios beliefs.
i agree that there should be a programme outside schools for people who are interested about citizenship, but i doubt too many will be interested in it.
so i come back to the problem "should SCHOOLS teach citizenship to children", this has nothing to do with the parents or adults, but with the youth who represent the future of our society
LakevilleNorthJT

Con

I will now address my opponents arguments.

"my argument was that schools should theach citizenship for children who are born in the UK but their parents were not, so as long as parents take care of the child's education before he starts school, then teaching him/her about were they came from, and then schools theaches the child about the society he's a part of and that are certain rules to follow, rules who are made for everyone, no matter the ethnic background, or religios beliefs."

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THIS!!! I AM NOT PSYCHIC AND CANNOT READ YOUR MIND. MY OPPONENT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO CHANGE THE RESOLUTION. THATS LIKE ME USING MY NEXT SPEECH TO TALK ABOUT CATS. MY OPPONENT DID NOT ADDRESS ANY OF THIS IN HIS LAST SPEECH AND THUS NONE OF HIS ARGUMENTS CAN BE CONSIDERED. I CAN'T BELIEVE HE STATES HIS ARGUMENT AND JUST EXPECTS ME TO HAVE KNOW IT DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE DIDNT EVEN STATE IT. DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS.

"i agree that there should be a programme outside schools for people who are interested about citizenship, but i doubt too many will be interested in it."

DID YOU READ ANYTHINGT I SAID? I SAID WE MAKE IT REQUIRED SO IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY ARE INTREREDTED IN IT, THEY ARE BY LAW REQUIRED TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM. MY OPPONENT CONCEDES IN NMY COUNTERPLAN AND THUS I HAVE WON THE ROUND.

"so i come back to the problem "should SCHOOLS teach citizenship to children", this has nothing to do with the parents or adults, but with the youth who represent the future of our society"

ONCE AGAIN YOU DIDNT USE THE WORD "CHILDREN" IN YOUR FIRST SPEECH. YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE SCOPE OF THE DEBATE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DEBATE. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. A PART OF DEBATE IS STICKING TO THE RESOLUTION AND YOU HAVE FAILED TO DO THIS. ALSO MY OPPONENT NEVER SAYS WHAT WE WOULD DO ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS.

In this round, my opponent conceded to my counterplan and then tried to completelyy change the topic of debate. He has failed to meet his burden and thus in this round you must vote CON.
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