should electronics be allowed in school?
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1. Distractions. Kids today are growing up with technology all around them. As they adapt to these, they have the urge to take them with them wherever they go. But the main point here is that -- they are ALWAYS using them, to play games, check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ETC. Is that habit going to stop just because they are in class? Absolutely not. What this will lead to is a DECREASE in grades. So Pros statement - "Students would learn more and get better grades" is false.
Since my opponent has limited this debate to 1000 characters, I am forced to be brief. So I will move right along to a Rebuttal about his opening argument.
-"95% of students don't go to school regularly. " - With all due respect, this statement sounds 100% bogus. I wish for my opponent to provide some proven evidence that this is true.
As of right now the entire premise of his argument is false.
My opponent has stated "The electronics could/ would be entered into a school Apple account so that they couldn't buy any in-educational games, songs, or apps. This would prevent not learning during class." But this does not prevent the student from logging out of theses accounts and then logging into theirs, to play and download material that is now school related.
Also, Pro's statement, does not refute that fact that kids could still check and be on Social Media.
I would also like to refute that Pros statement
"Not be able to forget their homework because they can just use their emails."
This raises even more problems, due to that fact that there would be Compatibility issues with programs. Most schools are all running PC's. I myself have a Macbook. I know that a lot of other kids do to. This can raise compatibility issues between Windows programs , and OS X Applications. Nothing can square up to the reliability of physical paper with ink on it.
"you know, you're just making excuses for everything i say. " - I am not making excuses...I am refuting what your saying and then making counter-arguments.
Also voters, I would like to point out that my opponent has limited this debate to 1000 characters. This makes it very difficult to have Arguments, Refutals, Counterargument.
Pro claims most of what I'm saying is false. Voters, How is me saying that kids can still go onto Social Media, with internet connectivity false? How is me saying that many Windows programs are not Compatible with Mac? Many of which are used every day by schools.
I wish for my opponent to provide everything of what I said that is not true because I already have refuted most if not all, of what he has said, but his last argument was simply a attack, saying he doesn't like how I can refute everything My Opponent is saying.
1. I have made a valid Contention, and my Opponent has not refuted it at all, as a result it still stands strong.
2. I have refuted most and if not all of what my Opponent has said and proved each and every time, that they were not valid, and held no water.
My opponent, has used his entire 3rd round argument, to tell me that he is not happy with the way I debate, and the fact that I can prove everything that he is saying wrong. He has used less than good grammar in this debate, and has not kept, and debate structure present.
Thank you Pro, for this good debate, and Voters... Vote Con!
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Opened up with baseless absolute statements, such as kids always gaming, and computers at pros school (hope it was not every school) raising attendance to a whole 10%. Pro threw out conduct by threatening to report con if con did not cease being mean to his arguments. Arguments by rebuttals and pro actually disagreeing with himself (nearly impossible to switch logins on an apple computer...). S&G favor con, but not by enough for point. No sources.
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