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should schools have homework over vacation?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vjb

Con

schools should not be given homework
Debate Round No. 1
vjb

Con

schools should not have homework over vacation because vacation is a time to relax
Commondebator

Pro

I thank my opponent for making his argument.


I. More homework=More awesome grades
Spending more than two hours a night doing homework is linked to achieving better results in English, maths and science, according to a major study which has tracked the progress of 3,000 children over the past 15 years. (1)The study found that Asian-American students were more likely to benefit from doing homework than students from other ethnic groups. This is not because of some ethnic gene, but because Asian-American students are more likely to complete the homework that is assigned to them.(2)

Now, assinging children to practice, review, or study is not going to kill them. My opponent has not specifically stated the AMOUNT of homework, therefore assinging an hour of homework is indeed beneficial. It is also logical because. . .Practice makes perfect.

II. Vacation is a time to relax? It is also a time to get dumber, unless if you are assinged homework
This is pretty obvious. Students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains. (3). Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (4). It is crucial to assign homework, to still be academically progressing. If not, thats 2 months of learning in the trash.

Sources:
1. http://www.theguardian.com...
2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
3.http://www.summerlearning.org...
4.http://thinkstretch.com...




Debate Round No. 2
vjb

Con

actually there is no such thing as getting dumber over vacation. People actually learn over vacation.

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www.WMUR.com
Commondebator

Pro

My opponent choses to take up the round stating a claim that I have disproven with no evidences. He fails to rebut any of my points, and his source is a homepage of a New Hampshire weather channel.

I consider this as a forfeit.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Flat denial isn't a counter-argument, Con. Pro arguments essentially went uncontested. Sources to Pro for having the better, more integrated sources.
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