Aed 200 Debate Outline

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Should Teachers Have the Authority to Remove Disruptive Students from Their Class Permanently?

I. The historical record of delegated authority to teachers. A. Do teachers have less authority now than they did twenty years ago? B. Are administrators/principals as supportive of teachers?

II. The effect disruptions have on the learning community: in particular the teachers, peers, and administration.

III. Reasons why teachers should have the authority to remove disruptive students from their class temporarily: A. Removing a disruptive student makes learning less interrupted for all the other students. B. Removing a disruptive student makes teaching less frustrating and more productive for the teacher. C. Having a disruptive student in class is problematic to the success of the classroom. D. No student should be allowed to essentially control the classroom.

IV. Reasons why teachers should not have the authority to remove a disruptive student from class temporarily: A. Part of the job of the teacher is to control students in the class, giving them authority to remove disruptive student’s makes teacher’s deal with more situations than ever in the history of education. B. Teachers do not decide who has a right to be educated and who does not, this decision should be left solely to the administration.

V. Reasons why the teacher should be able to remove disruptive students from their class permanently. A. Teachers have a right to work in a setting that is beneficial to effective teaching. B. Students have a right to learn in a safe environment.

VI. Reasons why teachers should not be able to remove disruptive students permanently. A. Students may be disruptive for one or many reasons; teachers need to do what they can to help them. B. Upon professional observance, some students need to be removed and offered an alternative learning environment. C. The decision to remove disruptive...
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