How to say no to Cultural Education?
October 18, 2012 4:22 AM Subscribe
Help me make arguments against cultural education programs in Korean schools.
posted by nile_red to Writing & Language (4 answers total)
My 6th grade students are gearing up for a debate competition. One of the possible resolutions is "Schools should teach cultural education programs in schools." We may be either Pro or Con on this or one of a few other resolutions. For the other resolutions, we're fine, and the kiddos have come up with many many Pro arguments, but we are all falling flat on compelling cons.
The class has:
"Is this really the best way to spend our education money?"
"America needs cultural education, but Korea with 0.7% foreign students doesn't."
"Our Moms don't want us taking time away from core studies."
"We could learn this better if it was part of classes we already take, like History or Social Studies."
Also - I've never been a debate teacher before this year, and I'm not sure what my appropriate level of involvement is in their argument building process, ethically.