Should sport be more of a priority in school

June 17, 2015, 12:38 am

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The debate "Should sport be more of a priority in school" was started by ScarletandRose on June 17, 2015, 12:38 am. 25 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 32 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Sports can teach competition and ambition, but so can spelling bees, science fairs and public speaking contests. As I said, sports should definitely be a priority, but not the number 1 priority.

School is about preparing children with the skills and knowledge they will need for the world. Knowing how to play soccer will not help them do their taxes, or write a cover letter or resume, or do data entry. Being healthy and active is important, but school provides all kinds of knowledge and skills that cannot be instilled through sports.

Math us essential to almost every profession, and is used in everyone's life. Making a budget is impossible without knowing basic math, and there are many jobs, like accounting, that are almost entirely math. This should be one of, if not the number one priority in schools.

Language is used by every person in every profession. The language changes depending on location (English in most of Canada and the US, French in Quebec) but the need to communicate effectively does not change. Whether in retail, office work, public service or IT, everyone has to deal with coworkers, customers, clients and bosses, and that means knowing how to do so is very important. Much of the information that exists in the world is limited or inaccessible to the illiterate. This means that language should stay as the top priority in education.

Science is very important because without it we cannot have the things we use every day, and will not understand the theories, challenges and threats that scientists discover. Many people believe that there is not a consensus in the scientific community on topics like climate change, and cannot be convinced because they do not understand the evidence they are presented. A better understanding of science would enable the population to be better equipped to understand and react to the ever changing problems faced in the modern world.

There are other important subjects in education, and athletics is one of them, but it should never overshadow academics.

4 years, 11 months ago

yes, there should be some sports in school but I think having education and the arts would be better. Most things in life need these qualities. I mean you should be able to exercise a while but you NEED to know and be educated more.

4 years, 11 months ago

Most certainly, sport is necessary for reasons greater than a healthy life style. It teaches and installs competition which is essential in society and work, parallel, it also enforces ambition. I would be interested to see why people disagree with this statement

4 years, 11 months ago

Our society is based on intellect, whether you like it or not we can't train kids in sports because we'd be setting almost all of them up to fail. We also need to focus on intelligents to keep progressing further.

4 years, 11 months ago

It should definitely be a priority, but it should always come a distant second to education.

4 years, 11 months ago
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