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Should children be required to be taught First Aid during High School?

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Started: 1/15/2019 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JollyOnnOfficial

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Schools should have to put money into a First Aid class in High school. Anything wrong could happen at any time, And whether or not knowing how to conduct CPR or get people out of harsh situations and use a tourniquet could alter everything. More lives could be saved.

A student later on in life would have that background knowledge on how to save someone. It is a matter of life or death.
liem

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first, We are talking about high schoolers here. Depending on the population of the school district and the grade it would be taught in, It just wouldn't make sense.

grade 9: not all 14 year olds show signs of maturity. Again, In this case you are dealing with kids fresh into high school.

grade 10: a similar argument can be made, Maturity levels aren't at their highest point for everyone currently.

grade 11: these kids are worried about SATs ACTs and as a New Yorker, They also have to deal with regents, AP classes as well as college prep.

grade 12: senioritis. If you're unsure, Its when they just don't care, They don't show up to class etc.

also, When will this be implemented? A full 45 minute class period? The timing wouldn't make sense, Plus it wouldn't be a year long thing to teach.

resources are a huge part. First of all if you want a CPR dummy, The school would have to lay down 400 bucks each, Easily. Plus you need more then one, So there goes a couple hundred maybe even thousand dollars.

we also can't trust all teens to remember this, They will memorize it for an exam and pass the course then maybe in 5 years when faced with a life or death situation, Freeze and forget.

how will teachers quiz or test them? Each student individually goes up to the dummy and performs CPR? Thats longer then 40 minute class period.

one last thing, Not all states require teachers to be certified in CPR. So who would teach them this stuff? I wouldn't want an uncertified teacher teaching me how to save someone's life.

as good as an idea as it sounds, It just doesn't work the way one would think it would.
Debate Round No. 1
JollyOnnOfficial

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liem

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he forfeited the round there for i can make no argument against his claim.
Debate Round No. 2
JollyOnnOfficial

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liem

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
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Can you not answer polls now? I think I've heard you had to have three completed debates to gain voting privileges, Didn't know it was a thing for the polls.
Posted by JollyOnnOfficial 3 years ago
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This will be my third debate so I can answer polls!
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