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Debate Score:21
Arguments:13
Total Votes:25
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should they make physical activity mandatory in school

i believe they should, im on a wrestling team, but there are plenty of people needing to walk a longer distance than just out of bed.

yeay

Side Score: 8
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nay

Side Score: 13
2 points

yes because in some countries, mainly America, obesity among kids is getting to be a very big problem. A hour or thirty minutes of school time could be used for physical activity. While it is true that the schools should not be held responsible for a child's weight, it wouldn't hurt trying to help them stay in shape.

Side: yeay
2 points

Most kids today are just plain lazy. They don't get out because they are always playing video games or sitting in front of some sort of screen, and parents aren't doing anything. If it were up to me, I would hire retired drill sergents to be PE teachers in schools.

Side: yeay
MegaDittos(571) Disputed
2 points

Would thirty minutes a day with anybody during the school year make up for laziness 365 at home?

Side: nay
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
1 point

Since the schools aren't buying the video games and junk food for the kids to eat, then why should the blame be put on them if they don't require physical activity? It's time for parents to stop complaining about the children not having recess at school and start making them play outside.

Side: nay
1 point

Well, the parents sure as hell won't get their kids active.

Somebodies gotta raise these damn kids ;)

Side: yeay
1 point

IF we study a lot, we sometimes get easily confused and we get lots of stress so it is awesome to do lots of physical activities to relieve stress. That way, we can feel better when studying.

Side: yeay
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
2 points

That argument proves, in no way, that physical activity should be mandatory at school. I agree with a 2 or 3 minute stretch break every hour or so, but the kids can relieve just as much stress by playing at home.

Side: nay
1 point

How about this, if you don't already have 3 hours a week of some kind of activity be it biking, running, playing sports or being on some kind of team, you should have to go to gym. Come people, this is SCHOOL we are talking about here, a little physical activity isn't going to kill them!

Side: yeay
3 points

No because then fatness can be blamed on the school for not providing enough physical activity. Countries with little or no schools do not have an obesity problem,school physical activity is not the problem.

Side: nay
2 points

I think this would be a bad thing. I know because I have experienced this myself. It won't do a thing for child obesity. If the kid doesn't want to participate in the activity, they won't. they'll resist, and make it worse for those who actually want to make the most of the opportunity. All of my PE classes were about 50% the teacher yelling at people to participate, while if people weren't forced to do it, much more time could be used wisely and benefit people who actually want to be there, as opposed to everyone having to deal with a few brats who are only there because it's part of the school's curriculum.

Besides, if a kid is obese, it's going to take a lot more than just a little extra activity to fix the problem. Plus, it's their problem, not the school's, or the government's, or anyone's.

In my experience, being forced to do PE has actually resulted in me hating sports with a passion. I was always naturally bad at sports (I have really bad motor coordination). I used to spend hours practicing catching a ball, with no result at all. Actually, it kind of made me even worse. This led to me being the subject of much embarrassment, teasing, and hatred from teachers and students, one of the major contributors to my taking 14 years to make a friend.

I am not fat, I'm actually a bit skinny. I eat well, and I do care about my health, but I rarely get sick and I have no health problems related to lack of excercise, so obviously I get just enough incidental excercise to keep me in good shape and balance my Kj intake.

Side: nay
1 point

Absolutely not. It should be someone's choice the way they live their lives. Forcing someone to participate in physical activity isn't going to make them eat any less, or make them enjoy it. Hell, it usually makes people bitter about it.

Side: nay

Many students hate Physical Education classes, so, those classes should not be compulsory.

Side: nay