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#1 CondoK

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

A friend and I have been trying to make a K aff for this years res. Neither of us have ventured into this territory, it would be great if someone with more experience could take a look! PM me if willing to help.


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#2 TheSnowball

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:10 PM

In my opinion, a Kritik Affirmative should take the course of "hmm... I think there's something wrong with this topic. I think criticizing it is a good way to bring it to the attention of other people" rather than "hmm... I'd like to run a Kritik Affirmative. Now, what can I criticize?"

 

That said, there are a number of positions you could take. You could argue that the education system discriminates against students based on gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, culture, socio-economic status, religion, mental illness, or any other aspect of identity.

 

You could argue about regulation and how state efforts to govern and manage education are really just a ploy to give the state access to information and power over students.

 

I don't recommend running a Kritik Affirmative just for the fun of it. It's very difficult for the Negative to engage you and, unless both sides are prepared and ready to discuss the issue, it results in a less educational debate. If there is something that you personally feel very strongly about, feel free to write it into an argument. Otherwise, I'd stick to policy Affirmatives.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:57 AM

What you could try to run is a topical "K-Aff" by reading a plan text to solve the harms of the 1AC. You would have structural violence/ "K-Impacts" and then another advantage defending the method of your approach. This approach would be the best if your venturing into k-aff territory.


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#4 nathan_debate

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:43 PM

The K affs will mostly be critiques of the curriculum or model that education uses.  So any critiques of that model.

 

The challenge is finding the cards that connect moving away from the old model to a newer model.

 

And even if it doesn't turn into an aff, it can be a critique on the neg.

 

As a starting point, I would suggest looking at the thread on K affs on this topic.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:08 PM

Paulo freire is applicable to this topic. Have you seen resolved ?
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#6 TheSnowball

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:52 AM

What you could try to run is a topical "K-Aff" by reading a plan text to solve the harms of the 1AC. You would have structural violence/ "K-Impacts" and then another advantage defending the method of your approach. This approach would be the best if your venturing into k-aff territory.


For this kind of thing, I recommend "X is [sexist], vote Affirmative to reject X" instead of "X is [sexist], vote Affirmative to solve sexism."
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