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16
A right A privilege
Debate Score:36
Arguments:27
Total Votes:40
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Is education a right or a privilege?

A right

Side Score: 20
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A privilege

Side Score: 16
3 points

It is my opinion that basic levels of education should be a right. They ensure people have the skills to make something of their life and better what they have got as well as ensuring the development of a nation. However that is not to say that it should be everyones right to go onto further education, this should be earned on peoples ability to study but not their ability to pay in order to ensure that education at the higher level is not only for the rich which disadvantages the poorer amongst society but also ensures that a degree becomes worthless

Side: A right
Cocopops(343) Disputed
1 point

Your opinion isn't worth Jack Shit, so keep your it to yourself.

Side: A privilege
Bootstrap(226) Disputed
1 point

Your opinion isn't worth Jack Shit

You are confused. It is your opinion which isn't worth jack shit. You're a boring, bitter internet troll who hasn't grown out of adolescence.

Side: A right
MendyEM(3) Disputed
1 point

Education is every person's right. The state needs educated people who will develop it, and I also think that education should be free. During training, there are already a lot of expenses for all exams, competitions, competitions, homework services. By the way, I found a website https://www.essayuniverse.net/best-essay-writing-services/ here you can choose one of the writing services that provide services at loyal prices. And he does the work efficiently and quickly. You can personally check it.

Side: A privilege
2 points

Education is given as a right to everyone. Whether not they choose To go to school and better their future is their choice.

Side: A right
1 point

It should be a right, and it is to some level of education. After a certain level it becomes a privilege.

Side: A right
1 point

In this epoch, education is a right for developed countries, a privilege for developing countries.

Side: A right
1 point

Education is a right. Everyone has the right to obtain knowlege so that they are better able to exchange labor for currency.

Side: A right
IAmSparticus(1517) Clarified
1 point

What level of education do you believe is a right? High school? College? Graduate?

Side: A right
Sitar(3682) Clarified
1 point

I think people have the right to at least graduate high school or get a ged.

Side: A right

Children must be educated to read and write and to do Math.

Side: A right
1 point

A good education is a human right and not a privilege. Many people may disagree, but many people may may also agree for many reasons. A human right is a right that is given to anyone, no matter their gender, nationality, color, ethnic origin, religion, language and so on. A human right can’t be given or taken away from anyone. “Human rights are the foundation for freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

One reason why many people, including myself, believe that a good education is a human right is because the international human rights law ensures that every person has the right to receive an education. According to article 26 from The Universal Declaration on Human Rights states, “everyone has the right to education". After that, many other international groups including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education have recognized and spread that education is a right to everyone. Therefore, one reason why many people, including myself, believe that a good education is a human right is because the international human rights law ensures that every person has the right to receive an education.

Side: A right

In my opinion, it is a right when we talk about nations with economy that can support education.. If a country isn't capable of supporting education, it can be seen as a privilege rather than a right.

Side: A right

Education is a right. With education, you can further yourself in life and be successful. Do you want to argue that people in undeveloped countries don't get an education? They do. They have to fight long and hard for it, but they do. Education is getting a better understanding of the world, and it is important.

You can form well-though debates with education, or create things that help people who can't. Do you want an example? There is a website called "SafeMoto", created by Africans who fought long and hard for an education. And there is "FarmDrive", a record-keeping database that helps farmers. And with farmers being more successful, that means money can be put into education- which in turn helps further the country.

Yes, the fact is that many are illiterate. But that is because of lack of transportation, or war, or anything that keeps them there. Like harvesting. Yes, people in America are literate, but because we made it so.

That does not mean it is a privilege, however, it means that educated people helped further education.

Education is a tool for success that all should have. Just because a lot do without doesn't mean it is a privilege. It means it's a right. Since success is something we all want, shouldn't a tool for it be within our rights?

Side: A right
1 point

it should only be a right because if it will be a privilege, then it will be a pressure on the persons who do not want to get further education either because of economy crises or any other reason and in my opinion if anything is done under the pressure then it is not successful for long phase of time... and for every person it is already a right to at least complete their schooling level or we can say up to 12Th grade for better lifestyle and after that they can live their life better because in one's life only education does not matter for better life. yes, schooling level is our basic requirement but to get success in life we should have a quality of thoughts, experience, a good mentality and personality... so, in my opinion, at last it should only be a right for a person not privilege

Side: A right
1 point

I think that even a higher education should be available to any citizen absolutely free. This will help increase competition in the labour market and create a positive impact on the economy. It is also one of the foundations of humanism and civilized society. There are many websites where they can help with essay writing. I often use this service https://paperial.com/essay-writing-help I don’t understand how one can argue with the fact that education should be accessible and compulsory for any person. Society must develop, not degrade.

Side: A right
4 points

Should education be a right?

Yes.

Is it?

No.

It is a privilege?

Indeed it is, with a great proportion of the world having little or no access to it, it is the privileged few that are granted it.

Side: A privilege
2 points

I agree that education is a privilege rather than a right. Though it is a law that education is compulsory and nobody can be denied it, the reality does not say the case. Many people do not understand the significance of education and think its a waste of time. They do not send their children to school, rather make them work at home, or in some small place. There are other backward people who do not send girls to school as they think it might have a corrupting influence on them. This makes up a sizable population of the world, with a few privileged ones getting education.

Side: A privilege
1 point

the rich and the poor where do you live in the city or in the province shouldn't matter because education should not discriminate access to best education should be a basic human right.

Side: A privilege
ricedaragh(2498) Disputed
2 points

The question was not about whether it should be, it was whether or not it is

Side: A right
flewk(1192) Disputed
1 point

It is a privilege?

Indeed it is, with a great proportion of the world having little or no access to it, it is the privileged few that are granted it.

Actually, most (if not all) of the world classifies education as a right. Most of the world has received an education as well.

"More than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate"

If you wanted to argue for lack of education rights, you should probably focus on some countries that still ban girls from receiving an education. This would seem like the only argument for education as a privilege. Even then, statistically, a large majority of women do have education rights.

In the end, there is no evidence to suggest that "a great proportion of the world [have] little or no access".

Side: A right

Well when you see half the world population living under the poverty level,you've to say,keeping in mind the modern context,that it's a privilege which only the rich and wealthy or those who've just enough(money) can afford.Well it is considered as a right but when you see our governments lacking in funds,unable to provide for all ,I guess you've to say it's a privilege.

Side: A privilege

It is a privilege because some children in LEDCs can't afford to go to school and they end up doing hard and manual labour. By the way, I am a student...

Side: A privilege
1 point

This is a very controversial topic. The thing is, for children in non-developed or third world countries, they would not get an education, whereas children in, lets say America, do as a right. For us in America, it is a privilege that we get an education, but it is every humans right to get one, even though not everyone does. Pretty much, everyone deserves to learn, but only those privileged people can and will.

Side: A privilege
1 point

It is a privilege. And actually food and water are also privileges. If you are not automatically entitled to food and water then it's really a stretch to say despite the fact you are starving you are automatically entitled to an education.

But with that said, a smart society will help even the least of its citizens to have an education because in order to contribute to the economy and be able to interact with those who have more privilege than they do they will need to know how to read, right, do math, etc.

Side: A privilege
1 point

Education, in fact, is a privilege. There are countries in the world suffering from severe famine and poverty. Having 3 meals a day to them sometimes is difficult, let alone getting themselves or their children to schools. Though governments are exerting great efforts to improve the educational system, to make it available to all, the reality is not what they envisioned. We, after all, are living in a polarized society.

However, education should be a right. Our generation may not fortunate enough to see a world where everyone is literate. But hopefully all the campaigns, voluntary programs and governmental policies aiming at the reinforcement in the education will soon go into effect and all people can gain access to it.

Side: A privilege
1 point

A society in which you don't have an automatic right to free food, clothing, housing, transportation, full range medical treatment, etc, cannot turn around and then say "oh, but you have a right to a free education up to whatever level you want to take it".

It's a privilege.

But with that said, a democratic society which steers the ship based on votes of the populace, and a capitalist society which needs people at all levels to be able to read and write and add and participate in the general economy, both are well served if they provide a decent public education to everyone up to a basic level.

Side: A privilege