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Ninjanuke
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there should be no service learning hours from now on

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Started: 12/16/2007 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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erica11

Pro

there shouldn't be no service learning hours from now on because if some people don't want to get to know there community its there choice
Ninjanuke

Con

Thank you for bringing this topic up... All teenagers hate cc(community service) hours!

However, even though I am personally against service learning hours, I am here to negate the topic.

First off, some diffinitions for this round:
The topic was there shuold be no service learning hours from now on.
My opponent has not specifically stated what type of hours. Hours for inmates at jail? Or hours needed to graduate from high school? Since my opponent has not claimed any diffinitions, I will provide some.
Therefore the service hours in the topic will now refer to the community service hours needed to graduate high school.
The topic can now read: There should be no community service hours needed to graduate high school.

My position as the negative is to prove to the judges that we should keep service learning and having community service as a requirement to graduate high school.

My opponents only true argument was:
1)Pro ~ there shouldn't be no service learning hours from now on because if some people don't want to get to know there community its there choice

To sum it up for judges my opponent is arguing that its the people's choice to choose wheter or not to do community service hours.

My response to this argument is:
Service learning IS optional. Nobody is forcing the people to serve their community or not. Its their choice to do them or not. My opponent is claiming that we're currently forcing people to do them. However we're not. For example, if I don't want to do my community service hours, I won't do them, the only consquence of me not doing those hours is that I cannot graduate high school. IT IS MY CHOICE ALREADY whether or not to do those hours.

On to my own case:
1)Service learning Supported by the government
Our government supports service learning. In fact there is many programs for service learning for example, Learn and Serve America. Learn and Serve America is a program dedicated to helping young students who are enrolled in the program. Not only does it provide the students with tutors in which to raise the grades, Learn and Serve America provides COLLEGE GRANTS, in which if a student does community service, or service learning, he/she can gain a scholarship for college. There is also Americorp and CitizenCorp. Both are government funded programs designed to help America's society.

2)Service learning provides for a better society-
With future citizens learning how to better take care of society and learning how to help one and another, society will become better. Service learning helps students learn about their community and brings them closer together. It not only helps the community, it produces a better citizen who cares about community and the greater good.

3)It helps students become more moral-
Service learning teaches students moral lessons. It teaches students to CARE for one and another and to LOVE their community. It also teaches them not to DEFILE and DEHUMANIZE other things. Students in the service learning program are more EXPOSED to other subjects and therefore are more OPEN MINDED and ACCEPTING. They can become more RESILIENT and learn how to further accept racial differences. STUDENTS ARE WORKING WITH OTHER STUDENTS, which can lead to the lowering of racism.

4)Already its hard not to do community service hours. In the society that we live in, a ton of programs are dedicated to helping the community. Let's take a look at the boyscout/girl scout program, and the programs that coastal communitys instigate after an oil spill. When that one tanker a few weeks ago from China spilled over, who was there to clean it? Students in the service learning programs and volunteers! EVEN IF MY OPPONENT says we shuoldn't have service learning, ITS ALREADY IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID!

As a wrap up, my opponents only argument was that people might not want to do service learning. I have countered that by stating that it is the people's choice to do it or not. A student doesn't have to be in school, they're there because they want to be there.

My case for the round is as follows:
1)Service learning supported by government
2)Service learnin-Better society
3)Service Learning-More morality
4)Service Learning is evident in our daily lives

For all these reasons please vote negative.
Debate Round No. 1
erica11

Pro

erica11 forfeited this round.
Ninjanuke

Con

Since my opponent has no responded she has lost her case and dropped my entire case. I wish she had responded though -.-
As we can see I have overwhelming won this debate.
Thank you.

go james logan!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by GaryBacon 9 years ago
GaryBacon
I know how you feel Ninjanuke. I also had a debate where the opponent forfeited rounds making me the clear winner.

I voted for you, because you clearly won. But forfeitures, in general, cheapen the debate.
Posted by Korezaan 9 years ago
Korezaan
Oh wait my bad. I meant

TURN: Socialism good.

I'm not gonna say any more till this debate is over.
Posted by dr.doom 9 years ago
dr.doom
I'm too lazy to go find evidence, but what link isn't given? That not forcing community service -> no universal service? If that's true neg controls inherency and there's no reason to pass plan. double bind: accept the inferred link or non-inherent yourself.
Posted by Korezaan 9 years ago
Korezaan
I disagree with below. The first link is not given.
Posted by dr.doom 9 years ago
dr.doom
Service learning = socialist discourse. This discourse poisons the minds of Americans. Impact is red spread.
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