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What is the least important of the core classes in high school?

Opening Argument

NopeNope 158 Pts
I know some of you go to different schools and had different class but in general which of the core class (math, science, social study's and language arts) is the least important?
  1. What is the least important of the core classes in high school?

    4 votes
    1. Math
        0.00%
    2. Science
        0.00%
    3. Social studes
      25.00%
    4. Language arts
      50.00%
    5. It is a tie between some of them
        0.00%
    6. I don't know but I want to see the polls
      25.00%

Status: Open Debate


Arguments

  • Nothing taught in government schools is of any importance.
    DrCereal
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    ViceRegent I disagree. I think the ability to read and white is important as it is how we communicate. Simple math is very useful.
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    For me my school teaches social study's as as history and critical thinking so useful. Science teaches us things about the way the world works. (unless you don't believe in science in which case that would probably be the least useful class). Math can be at least a little useful. Righting paragraphs on novels. Um I don't know how that is supposed to help at all. If someone knows pleas tell me.
  • Nope said:
    Righting paragraphs on novels. Um I don't know how that is supposed to help at all. If someone knows pleas tell me.
    "Writing paragraphs of novels. (sentence fragment) Um, I don't know how that is supposed to help at all.  If someone knows, please tell me."

    :)
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    CYDdharta That is the problem. My high school does not care to teach grammar or spelling. (This is to be expected) So I have to try teach myself. They care about the less important writing paragraphs on novels. <span>:blush:</span> ; )
  • And this is why government schools should be abolished.
  • Nope said:
    CYDdharta That is the problem. My high school does not care to teach grammar or spelling. (This is to be expected) So I have to try teach myself. They care about the less important writing paragraphs on novels. <span>:blush:</span> ; )
    Why is it to be expected?
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    CYDdharta They would normally teach spelling in elementary and possibly middle school. Grammar I think should still be tot in high school.
  • Nope said:
    CYDdharta They would normally teach spelling in elementary and possibly middle school. Grammar I think should still be tot in high school.
    I think the problem is that there is not enough emphasis on teaching the basics and too much to teaching things of little use or relevance.
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    CYDdharta That is why I think it is the most useless core class in high school. : )
  • No, the problem is the state stealing people’s money to fund government indoctrination centers to make mindless drones to serve the state.  Many on this site prove this with every post.
    DrCereal
  • VaulkVaulk 289 Pts
    I used to think that public schools were problematic but none-the-less served a decent purpose.  From that standpoint I went to a belief that public schools were getting worse, then mostly bad and today I'm sad to say that I agree with @ViceRegent on the matter of importance.

    After, and I mean immediately after you learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic...public schools are worthless.  They are a setup for failure in the real world.  

    Come to public school today!  In public schools you will learn the following critical skills:

    1. How to interact in a social atmosphere built exactly like a real-world social atmosphere.
    2. How to seek out authority figures to solve your problems for you.
    3. How to expect a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th chance to succeed at a basic task after you've already failed.
    4. How to learn exactly like everyone else...even if you can't!
    5. How to expect equal treatment and rewards regardless of your performance.
    6. How to circumvent critical thinking skills in favor of adopting a "Always do what your told" ideology!

    This was sarcasm for everyone who didn't catch that...it's sad that I have to say that in today's world.  If that wasn't enough to convince you, see below. 


    "If there's no such thing as a stupid question then what kind of questions do stupid people ask"?

    "There's going to be a special place in Hell for people who spread lies through the veil of logical fallacies disguised as rational argument".

    "Oh, you don't like my sarcasm?  Well I don't much appreciate your stupid".


  • @Vaulk

    But even if they provided the best education possible, they would still be immoral, for I must steal from my neighbor to fund them.
    DrCereal
  • VaulkVaulk 289 Pts
    @ViceRegent

    As much as I very much dislike debating with you.  Your suggestion that the Tax code is somehow theft of personal property is a misrepresentation and is subsequently misleading to those who otherwise might not know better.  So to clarify I offer the follow:

    This is a democracy, everyone is allowed to vote in order to exact change in a manner that is acceptable to their own desires.  Those who vote and find that the majority did not vote in alignment with them are free to accept the vote and are likewise free to leave the country should they choose and opt out of any and all proposed policies, restraints, constrictions and penalties.  Assigning the term "Theft" suggests that something is happening without your consent while remaining a citizen of this country is indeed consenting to its laws and policies.
    "If there's no such thing as a stupid question then what kind of questions do stupid people ask"?

    "There's going to be a special place in Hell for people who spread lies through the veil of logical fallacies disguised as rational argument".

    "Oh, you don't like my sarcasm?  Well I don't much appreciate your stupid".


  • Education system should be revamped. With advances in ealearning and technology that can provided individualized training there is little good reasonwny generic classroom approach should apply to most subjects.
    There is not enough emphasis on core learning skills and instead too much fluff.  

    I'd say, lets trim down second language requirement, make social studies lighter or optional, and increase depth of math and science.  Oh yeah, and gym has to go as a required class.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • @Vaulk

    i assure you the taking of my income is without my consent and therefore theft.  To argue that a majority can take my property and say it is morally acceptable because I had a votebis absurd.  By that logic, it was morally ok for Hitler to murder Jews since he was democratically elected and the Jews got a say.
    DrCereal
  • Suffice it to say, the people may not alienate God-given rights, including property, that taking it is not a just power of the state.
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    agsr How about language arts?
  • @ViceRegent
    Did you not listen to me when I described to you the "Social Contract"?
    Taxes are not theft.
    Bis das, si cito das.
  • NopeNope 158 Pts
    ViceRegent First Vaulk said you could leave at any time. Second their is the constitution and bill of rights to protect some of your freedoms.
  • @Nope I would have to say science, as it can always be substituted with religious belief, because the more you believe, the less you need to know.
    DrCereal
  • missmedic said:
    @Nope I would have to say science, as it can always be substituted with religious belief, because the more you believe, the less you need to know.
    The less you know, the less-informed your decisions will be. This can be very dangerous, and for this reason, I completely disagree that science is the least important of topics taught in school.
    I would say that the majority of topics (viz., the ones mentioned in this discussion) are all of equal and great importance.
    Bis das, si cito das.
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