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School uniforms have been argued for years and by many different people. They argue through a variety of ways but mainly verbal at meetings and such. I argued with facts and statistics and some emotional appeal to get the readers emotions into the topic. My peers construct the same argument. Adults construct the same type of arguments with just a little more development of ideas. The best debate other than my own was textbooks and tablets. I liked this debate because it wasn’t so uptight and they both had good points about the subjects. I have the same thoughts just that they are more developed. I added a few more ideas as well. I learned that arguing is more than just yelling back and forth but having a debate can be very instructional and a successful way to sway opinions. I thought it was pretty easy to develop the debate. I thought it was easy because all i had to do is research and report the statistics. Image result for debating

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My opinion on school uniforms has not changed because i do not personally want to wear a school uniform. School uniforms did decrease violence and this is interesting because I would of thought that it would of stayed the same. It is compelling because it could make schools safer. I did not know this before the debate and it came from a source called “The Spruce”. I used the emotion of safety and fear. People really fear for their kids safety. It already has emotion because people feel strongly about the topic. It could inflict on peoples religion. The one argument against it is that it affects religion. and one of it is it increases safety. Emotion helps the arrangement the most and many people use the emotion of fear. One fallacy is that school uniforms add safety which increases grades. Having a debate was very useful and helped me understand the topic of school uniforms. I will be more prepared for debates in the future.  Image result for debate

Swagger by carl dukker

The book swagger by carl dukker was a very good book that i recommend everyone who loves sports should read. Jonas was a young kid with lots of ability in a big city. He was a smaller underdeveloped kid tho. As he grew older he developed into a great player. He stared in high school and helped his team win three state championships. He was named MVP of the whole league and went on to play college basketball and eventually ending up in the NBA. The books shows that many starts come from humble beginnings. Overall it was a good read and I recommend this book.

Blog 11

My topic for the debate is school uniforms. I was assigned the pro side for arguing for school uniforms.  My personal position on this topic is i do not support school uniforms. I know that some schools have school uniforms to promote equality and some have that for safety. Many school uniforms consist of khakis and and a polo shirt. The uniform is also used so kids do not wear inappropriate clothes to school. One research result that came up was a twitter page supporting school uniforms and their value to public education. Also a published piece by the spruce shows up arguing the pros of  school uniforms. There is also pages inquiring the pros and cons of school uniforms. I plan to address the topic logically by stating both sides of the argument and the pros and cons. I also plan on appealing to the audiences emotions and feelings. One ethical argument for school uniforms is people who wear the head piece for their religion. This idea could be used to debunk the whole school uniform thing because someone could argue that if they are aloud to stand out then why cant we. Another issue with the argument is how the uniform will be enforced. Also how far the school will go in the uniform like just pants or shirts or shoes. Some emotions that come to play are anger. One could get very angry if the school pushed for school uniforms. Plus all the existing clothes you have you could not wear unless on the weekends. But on the other side you could get the emotion of fear. Arguing that with out school uniforms students could smuggle things into the school making it unsafe. In total I am against school uniforms but i have to argue for them.  Image result for school uniforms pro