The Instigator
asha_coolstar123
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Losing
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The Contender
Pluto2493
Con (against)
Winning
33 Points

teacher pay should be raised

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/16/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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asha_coolstar123

Pro

K, teacher don't get enough pay in scarbrogh so it should be raised!!!!!!!!!!
if you are a stundent, and be at the most best school you ever seen!!!

who do u think make thiss possible!!!

your teachers obvisoly! they only like get payed 30k!!! its not enough
Pluto2493

Con

First of all, I'd like to thank asha coolstar123 for starting this debate and ask that the voters set aside their personal opinion and vote on who made the better arguments.

With that said, I will explain why teachers pay should not be raised.

But before I do that, let me say that the burden of proof belongs to my opponent. PRO must prove why teachers' pay should be raised, as she does not in R1.

Contention 1: Pay is enough currently.

Currently, teachers get an annual $47,602 (http://www.aft.org...) The average salary for an American is $43,444 (http://en.wikipedia.org...). As we can clearly see, teachers are earning more than the average person, so a pay raise would not be needed.

Contention 2: Most teachers don't deserve it.

Most teachers do not even earn the money they receive. 1/3 of Americans can not locate the US on a map, 3/4 can not locate Iraq on a map, and US high schoolers are the 2nd least educated (stupid, if you will) out of 13 major countries tested like Sweden, Canada, Mexico, and the UK. Indeed, certain teachers, like gym teachers, do not even put that much effort into their jobs and do not provide their students with the skills they need.

Contention 3: Benefits.

Teachers, in addition to the salary they receive, get multiple benefits. Most teachers get a guaranteed salary, summer break, free lunch, and a pension plan.

Thank you, I now await my opponent's rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 1
asha_coolstar123

Pro

asha_coolstar123 forfeited this round.
Pluto2493

Con

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time
'Cause at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low

When the priest comes to read me the last rites
I take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

Can it be there's been some sort of an error
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end not some crazy dream

Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming
It's not easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak
Tears they flow but why am I crying?
After all am I not afraid of dying?
Don't I believe that there never is an end?

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Someone calls from a cell "God be with you"
If there's a God then why has he let me die?

As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the end is near I'm not sorry
Catch my soul 'cause it's willing to fly away

Mark my words believe my soul lives on
Don't worry now that I have gone
I've gone beyond to see the truth

When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you'll begin to understand
Life down there is just a strange illusion

Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Hallowed be Thy name
Debate Round No. 2
asha_coolstar123

Pro

asha_coolstar123 forfeited this round.
Pluto2493

Con

VOTE FOR ME

YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!1one!!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by cooljpk 9 years ago
cooljpk
Pluto2493 i think ur pic should be their instead of bush because in compareison he is a genius compared to u!!!

we live on 55k and even here in the middle of the nevada desert its hardly enough and its not the teachers fault were stupid it the U.s. theory of no work all play. i do america is stupid and all i need is one example...we listed to al gore and his stupid/outrages global warming were all going to die theory.
Posted by clemsongirl5353 9 years ago
clemsongirl5353
Teachers give the future leaders of America a good education so that they can lead America into a better tomorrow. Why should they be paid minimum wage...when the people that they are teaching will be deciding what minimum wage is.
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