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106643
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drhead
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there should be school on the weekends

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/7/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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106643

Pro

Quebec's students could be attending school on weekends and holidays as early as next year, after proposed changes that radically alter the school calendar and the way the school year itself is calculated.
Education Minister Michelle Courchesne wants to define the school year in a whole new way as of next fall. Currently students must attend school for 180 to 200 days over the year, but if Courchesne's proposal passes we will be counting hours, instead of days. Students at the secondary level, for example, would attend school between 900 and 1,000 hours each year. Protections for weekends and statutory holidays would also be abolished, allowing schools to organize educational activities during periods which until now have been set aside for family and extra-curricular involvement
drhead

Con

I strongly oppose this measure. Weekends and holidays have an important role in stress relief - going to school every day for 6 months would result in a very high amount of stress, since students would always have school every day with no end in sight. This would mean that having a vacation would not be possible. Stress makes students less able to learn, and cutting out weekends would dramatically increase stress. Weekends give students something to look forward to, something within sight. I would not be surprised at all if suicide rates among students skyrocketed if this proposal were to pass.
Debate Round No. 1
106643

Pro

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drhead

Con

My opponent appears to have forefited this round. I can't do anything until I get a response.
Debate Round No. 2
106643

Pro

as a kid i feel i have a better idea of what is best for me
drhead

Con

While it may work for you, it wouldn't work for everyone. If someone wanted to use weekends or holidays for academic purposes, they could easily self-educate themselves. Maybe read ahead in the book. Maybe start looking into more advanced subjects of a field. Maybe develop a skill, such as programming. We do have the Internet, and all of its vast resources of knowledge are very easy to access.
Debate Round No. 3
106643

Pro

106643 forfeited this round.
drhead

Con

Once again, round was forfeited.
Debate Round No. 4
106643

Pro

106643 forfeited this round.
drhead

Con

Once again, this was forfeited.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by CriticalThinkingMachine 4 years ago
CriticalThinkingMachine
Pro's opening statement is not even an argument. All he did was state that children in Quebec might be attending school all year round. How does that support his resolution? I'm with Con all the way.
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