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Resolved: Patriotism should be taught to children in school.

oboeman
Logical-Master

Greetings, and welcome. This round will be brief. I contend that patriotism should indeed be taught to children in school. Patriotism will be defined as the "love of one's country or nation." The reason that this should be taught to chidlren in school is that (a) teaching this definition to future generations of chidlren will be beneficial to the welfare of the United States, (b) this is a time of development in one's mind and thought. Teaching one to love their country is teaching them...

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Resolved: Patriotism should be taught to children in school.

I-am-a-panda
oboeman

===DEFINITIONS:=== Patriotism: devoted love, support, and defence of one's country; national loyalty. ===================================================== PRO ARGUMENT #1: PATRIOTISM INCREASES INVOLVEMENT IN NATIONAL AFFAIRS ===================================================== When someone loves their country, it increases their interest in current affairs regarding the country. - It can increase voter turnout, something which isn't high (61.6% in the 2008 elections) [http://ww...

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Resolved: An ideal form of NCLB would be beneficial to the welfare of the United States.

oboeman
beem0r

Greetings to my opponent, beem0r. And thanks to the judges and spectators enjoying this debate. I stand in affirmation of the addressed resolution: Resolved: An ideal form of NCLB would be beneficial to the welfare of the United States. Definitions: Ideal – adjective - conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence. Beneficial – adjective - promoting or enhancing well-being. Welfare – noun - well-being. NCLB (No Child Left Behind Act) – proper noun – an act relat...

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An ideal form of NCLB would be beneficial to the welfare of the United States.

Yraelz
oboeman

Thanks to my opponent and judges. Here goes! Here is a brief summary of no child left behind and what it intended to do: 'The law reauthorized a number of federal programs aiming to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend." The bottom line of such is an aim at improving the perf...

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Resolved: Affirmative action should be practiced in college admissions.

oboeman
zach12

Greetings. I look forward to debating my opponent, zach12, in this fun debate tournament. "The term affirmative action refers to policies that take sex, race, or ethnicity into account in an attempt to promote equal opportunity." (Site: Wikipedia) Affirmative action provides fairness in college admissions. I affirm: colleges should indeed take into account in a beneficial manner the extent of diversity amongst a particular yield of applicants when determining its admittances. First,...

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