should students be allowed to bring food and drinks into the classroom at any age level?
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A healthy breakfast only allows for better performance when it doesn't interrupt schooling. This should not effect schooling, maybe you could make an argument that there should be fifteen minutes set aside at the start of the day but this should not effect actual school time especially after the first period.
"Food can also improve memory"
Yes food can improve memory, food can also distract from the class.
Food and drink (drink to a lesser extent) can distract from class work, it can also be messy if something is spilled. School is for schooling, not for eating.
There is already a problem with anorexia in schools and this could vastly increase the already existing problem by making people feel bad for what they eat.
"I can see your point but teachers and principles are allowed food and drinks yet they could spill just as easily any child."
Personally I would rather have no one allowed food or drink (maybe water) including teachers though I see it as less of a problem because there are fewer teachers.
"I also think that hunger is a bigger distraction than eating."
Frankly if you can't go the couple of hours between the start of the day and lunch without food then you need therapy to deal with the addiction. A couple of hours without food should not make anyone hungry.
"Accidents happen though, but if a student spills they can just clean it up."
Yes but that disrupts the lesson.
Quickly running over my arguments, food in class could cause:
Aggravations to the problem of anorexia.
None of these arguments have been properly refuted and so I urge readers to vote con.
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro has failed to prove that food and drink should be allowed in the class. Con pointed out several fallacies in her argument.
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