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Debate Score:50
Arguments:22
Total Votes:57
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School should focus on grades,not creativity.

yes

Side Score: 9
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no

Side Score: 41
1 point

Grades are important for students,especially to get into a good school,to get into the courses they want and to get a good job.

Side: yes
Spadedude(227) Disputed
5 points

you need creativity to get a good job. which job does not involve originality and/or creativity?

Side: No

Assembly line worker....but that's not much to rave about.

Side: No
Spadedude(227) Disputed
4 points

'grades are important for students'. Have you gone around asking them that? because at my grammar school, when i asked 100% said creativity. that statment has false and un-researched foundations.

Side: No
Cartman(18191) Disputed
1 point

In your grammar school do the students actually know what is good for them? Most of the time students don't know what is better.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, because what will society be churning out if we allowed kids to graduate because they used their imaginations? It's not difficult to be creative as a kid, and in class you are given opportunities to do things that require creativity. And if you're really keen on using your creative skills after highschool, consider going to college and applying to a Fine Arts program, or going to Berklee, something along those lines.

Side: yes
0 points

yes schools should where is it in the curriculum that students gain NCEA credits for being creative are you saying you get extra credits for doodling in your school books if you believe fuck off to art school!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: yes
6 points

without creativity, we would have no music, video games, adverts, anything. we would live in a world of dead grey television screens. people get their jobs because they need someone with crteativity to advertise, and to do other stuff. Creativity gives you grades. it gives you your personality. it gives you your life. who are you to strip away someones individuality and personality and job and career to turn us into nerds?!?!?!?!?

Side: No
4 points

The main priority of the school is the grades but they should not push aside the creativity of a student.

Thats what makes someone who they are, that is the factor that will make employers decide between one person and another in a job. Do you hire the one who is book smart or the one who is book smart and very creative? You can have both

Side: Both
AntiUncleC(12) Disputed
2 points

' you can hire both' In this world of the CREDIT CRUNCH?!? who can afford both? If you could, you could clon ethe one which is both. besides, a non-creative nerd will never say that a creative thico is right. the team will be full of hostility and mis-understanding, and your profit will go down the drain. with your sanity. (if you had any to start with.)

Side: No
Sunset(2024) Disputed
2 points

Well first of all I didn't say you can hire both. What I said was you can have both, good grades and creativity. Lets not read whats not there.

There is no need to insult especially if you don't know how to read!!!

Side: No
4 points

Hell no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grades are based on complete ridiculous tests. You don't have A,B,C, or D choices in life. And sometimes you've got to get creative to fix the real problems.

Not to mention we only memorize just enough information to pass the test get a good grade then forget it after we get that passing grade. It's no way to learn

Side: No
3 points

If there was no creativity in schools, then we would all turn out as mindless drones, obedient to the last, not questioning anything, just doing what the goverment tell us to do and to think without really thinking. If you read the Doctor Who novel The Stealers of Dreams, you'll see what I mean. Also, if you're a fan of My Chemical Romance, the whole world would be one massive Battery City.

Side: No
2 points

As of today, grades do not represent a student's full academic capability. There are many other factors aside from the work that we produce that determine the grade. Tardies, the time frame that the assignment was turned in, behavior, etc. If students are able to get creative in school and actually find things they enjoy doing that will help them get into college, I do not see a problem with that.

The current education system is set up so that students spend their four years of high school trying to get into college, rather than truly learning and absorbing the content they are taught. We take classes for the sake of getting into college.

Modern day education does not help a student discover his/her talents. Before college is when a student should be discovering the things they are great at, and when they get to college, it is the time to hone their skills so that they are prepared for their trade after college. For many people this may actually result in finding jobs they like.

If creativity will allow for such things to happen in our education system, I am all for it.

Side: No
2 points

Grades can't even accurately measure the full extent of a student's intellect. Why should they be favored over creativity?

Side: No
2 points

This statement is flawed in many ways. Grades and education are the ultimate goal in any educational structure. Educating people to know about the world around them is the first priority. But close behind that is teaching them the abilities to take what they have learned and to build off of it. If we take all creative aspects and curriculum out of the equation, then the ability to imagine and create is gone. This is especially important in the United States of America, where we have built a society that can no longer afford to have the labor pool within our own borders. We must rely on the ingenuity and creative prowess that the broad spectrum of our educational system provides. America and other highly developed nations have school systems that combine a structured educational system with the freedom to express our imaginations and creativity. Without an equal balance of both, the progress of technology and medicine would halt.

Side: No
1 point

If we lose creativity.....I don't even want to think about it.

Side: No
1 point

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.

Albert Einstein

Side: No
1 point

In my opinion, school should focus on all things, including creativity.

Even though grades are important, creativity is something that children have in abundance, and they should learn how to express it through art, or even creative writing.

Side: No
1 point

I vote no, for one simple reason. Creativity is not simply the act of creating art. Creativity is taking two unrelated subjects and connecting them to find the solution to a problem. Bentham, hen describing genius, said that true genius is the ability to show what has been there but not seen by combining two unlike things in some new way, aka, being creative. Schools should foster this type of creativity and critical thinking in students, because that is what will help them succeed. We want to advance and continue to progress at a rapid pace? Teach people how to relate and be creative. Even if you have to throw away the grades, because, except for a few projects or classes, those are simply a measure of how much information a student can regurgitate, not a measure of how well they can think. And, in the end, that is what matters.

Side: no