should schools get more snow days?
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The number one reason that school days may be extended is safety of the students. Too often we see inexperienced or anxious drivers that venture out on the road to take their children or even students who are transporting themselves to school. The school day is utilized when conditions are deemed not safe by any reasonable school administrator. Safety should be priority one when dealing with students.
Some may ask, "Should we extend the school year to accommodate the snow day?" I do not think that snow days should justify the extension of the school year. We have so many advances in technology that are being utilized by some districts and major companies that allow teleconferencing or video chat. During a snow day, the children may still be allowed to follow a lesson or complete homework with the teacher being one click away. Laptops and desktop computers are getting so inexpensive that they can be loaned from the school if the student's family does not already own one. Schools and districts may utilize bulk purchase plans to enable the most cost effective way of building an inventory of computer technology for their students.
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Now i turn it to my oppenet to see what s/he has to say. Thank you.
In my previous argument, I also offered a viable solution that eliminates the reduction in "break time" for school. Technology is a very powerful asset and can be utilized to promote safety and to prevent the "loss of learning" perceived by my opponent.
Therefore, no successful attack warrants a defense. My arguments continue through this round.
I would also like to state for my opponent that I am a "he" so that statement can be eliminated from every argument.
Thank you, audience and opponent.
victoria56 forfeited this round.
In conclusion, safety of students should be a number one priority amongst school staff and I have presented a viable solution that will preserve safety as well as provide education for children to stay at home because of a snow day without the need to extend the school year or shorten breaks.
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