Education 05

TOPIC

Agree or disagree: School is slavery

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although some people refuse to accept it, school is nothing but slavery and let me prove it to you.
 The definition of slavery is having someone as legal property and forcing them to obey and work and not paying them for their work and punishing them if they don’t obey. Unfortunately, the present school system completely meets this definition.
 Firstly, it is a legal fact that children are legal property of their parents.
 Secondly, school is obligatory, which means that children are forced to go to school.
 Thirdly, children have no option but to obey their parents and teachers and forced to go to school and work in class and even to homework because otherwise they are punished. If they don’t obey their parents and teachers, children are punished by scolding, spanking, whipping and so on.
 Finally, as far as I know, there is no school that pays salary to students, which means that children do not get paid for their work.
 As I mentioned, school absolutely meets all the definitions of slavery. Therefore it is definitely correct to say that school is slavery.
(189 Words)

◆ Cons
 Although some people believe it is, school is far from slavery and let me prove it to you.
 The first reason is that there are many students who enjoy school. A lot of surveys show that many students love and want to go to school. Letting children do what they want to do is far from slavery. Moreover, students have so many fun events and free time after school and long vacations and so on. Slavery is just to keep forcing people to work every day but school is not.
 The second reason is that education is one of the most effective investments for people and school provides student with it. The definition of slavery is forcing people to work for no money or no reward. However students receive one of the greatest rewards called “education,” therefore school does not meet the definition.
 The third reason is that students have so many options. One can choose what kind of school to go to and even whether homeschooling or going to school. Situation when one has so many options is not called slavery.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I do not believe that school is slavery.
(201 Words)

Date:April 27, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:賛成か反対か:学校は奴隷制度

賛成派では、奴隷の定義を述べてから、現在の学校制度は、この定義に全て当てはまると言う形で本論をすすめました。

反論としては、例外を指摘すれば良いと思います。
例えば、反対派のエッセイでも出てきますが、教育は、給料にも勝る、最高の報酬といえば、「仕事に対価を払わない」という奴隷制度の定義から外れることになります。

反対派では、
「学校を楽しんでる生徒は大勢いる」
「教育は、最高の投資であり、学校はそれを生徒に提供する」
「生徒は、多くの選択がある」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「奴隷解放されても、奴隷のままで居続けた人もいるように、本人が楽しんでいるかどうかと奴隷かどうかは関係ないのでは?」
「学校教育は、将来何の役にも立たないものが多いので、とても見合った報酬とは言い難いのでは?」
「多くの場合、子供の選択権は、育て親の環境に大きく制限され、幼い子供に選択をするのは難しいのでは?」
などが考えられますね。