Paradoxes Now with the possibility of backwards causation there arises some paradoxes within the view. Namely, there are three different types of paradoxes to talk about, the Bootstrap Paradox, the Consistency Paradox, and Newcomb’s Paradox. The one that we will focus on, and I believe holds that most weight against backwards causation is Newcomb’s Paradox. The paradox in short is that a person is given a choice between two boxes, by a fortune teller who can fully predict the choice of the person. The boxes contain one thousand dollars in a clear box, box A, and an opaque box, box B, that either contains one million dollars or no money at all.
Quarterlies take 5 days to fully administer for all four subjects, and it can take even longer for make-ups. And if all the quarterlies throughout the entire year are counted, it could take a whopping 20+ days to administer fully. To add insult to injury, supervisors have made an insensible rule that prohibits other assessments to be given to students during quarterly week. This rule applies to tests that are not even related to the target quarterly subject, like prohibiting a math test to take place on the same day as the english quarterly. This not only takes away a significant time from the school year, but severely increases the stress students and teachers face.
If asked many Americans can’t even locate specific places on a map. No matter where an individual goes to school the overall education system is declining rapidly “Recently a group of 556 seniors at fifty-five prestigious American universities were given a multiple-choice test consisting of questions were described as “high school level.” Thirty-four questions were asked. These top students could only answer 53 percent of them correctly. And only one student got them all right.” (Moore 124) Many of Americas schools are falling apart they have leaky ceilings, old textbooks, and classrooms that are overcrowded. Todays politicians are partially responsible for the declining education system “Why is this?
Our educational system is failing us. The United States of America is supposed to be the “greatest” country in the world but statistics are showing that our government/educational system is failing us; children/young adults of the nation. Being a student of a middle ranked school in Arizona, I personally have had a first-hand feel for how good and/or bad teaching affects students. Just in high school I have had teachers that would just assign websites as our lesson and even teachers that sit at their desk for the whole hour; don’t even go over the mindset, homework, and maybe only show one problem so that we’ll know what the homework will be like. Until sophomore year I didn’t even know the differences between you’re, your, too, and to.
Alena had experienced an abortion few years ago when her baby was only nine weeks old. She became really sick and not confident, felt embarrassed and dishonest, and could not sleep well because of anxiety and fear. Now, her life is terrible and full of regrets that she hardly becomes pregnant again (P.A.T.H.S.). According to World Health Organization, there are almost 125,000 abortions per day all around the world. Those aborted babies did no get chances to grow up, to see the world or to experience all the good things and bad things.
Machines. Can a machine identify one detail that entails innovation or originality? If there is anything compelling to a student’s understanding of the world, it is guaranteed it will not be on a standardized test. Former U.S President Barack Obama said, “Teachers should not be forced to spend the academic year preparing students to fill in bubbles on standardized tests.” Students have only limited time be dedicating their precious minutes for these tests instead of doing something that revolutionizes the world. However, with standardized testing still in place, there is no presence of authentic learning.
I'll bet you wouldn't have offered me anything." He looks at the bracelet dangling from his fingers. "I really don't how much something like this is worth, but I bet it's worth thousands. All I'm asking is five hundred, which means whatever it's worth, you're getting a great deal." "The pawnbroker comes to sometime later, with a headache and a faint memory that something had gone wrong.
"Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. "~Shakuntala Devi. In "Teaching Kids Why Math Matters", Cindy Donaldson builds an argument that math will be in our lives for as long as we know it.
Why change the schedule if it doesn 't help? “Year round schooling has been tried several times in the last few decades in the U.S., such as efforts in Texas in the 1990s (peaking at about 400 year-round schools) and California in the 1980s (peaking at well over 500 schools on this type of schedule). The results were underwhelming. Test scores did not improve, attendance problems were an issue at times (with families still taking vacations, but now with students taking off school at random times), and teachers themselves were burning out (at a faster rate than normal) with little spare time to pursue required continuing education.” Article by todayifoundout.com. The excerpt
I was discriminated, teased, and treated wrong for being an Asian who did not speak English. When I was a ninth grade student, I was awarded from my high school for earning good grades. When I brought it back home and showed it to my parents, they did not know what it was and I found it in a recycle bin the next day. I started to lose my motive for studying and began to hate school. My grades dropped significantly for years.