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I think students that don't like working and take school seriously would like the idea of paying for grades. It'd be like there job instead of working at night they'd be studying and trying hard to get there good grades so they could make more money the better the grades the more money they make! Researchers say that low financial incentives of $10 offered for an improvement in test scores and announced immediately before the test elicited effort in only one setting, whereas high financial incentives of $20 worked well in two out of the three settings. It'd be like your bribing the students so they do good in school an so it makes there school look smart and so I think that this idea work work well.

Kuczynski-Brown, Alex. "Study Finds Chicago Students Motivated To Perform Well On Tests When Promised Money, Trophies." The Huffington Post., 21 June 2012. Web. 25 Apr. 2014.

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I agree with Cash homework is needed without it the teachers wouldn't know if you understand it or not. Yes is a pain to do but I will admit its something that we need but in less amounts. Studies show that we need homework too. Homework allows students and teachers to work more closely together. They can discuss their assignments or any problems that they are having with parts of their homework or reading, before or after classes so there ready for the test or quiz. Homework is kind of like a sport you have to practice in order to do good when you compete.

"5 Reasons Kids Need Homework and 5 Reasons They Don't." 5 Reasons Kids Need Homework and 5 Reasons They Don't. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.

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Yeah I understand what your staying I'd do the same thing if I was taking the online class but I wondered if the college could monitor what your doing or if they could tell if you got that off the internet. I was reading on this one website that said if you failed one class at there school you could take a online class and it's extremely easy and you'll pass with a A cause they can find the answers online.

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I agree with what your saying but many people have no choice but to do stuff going down the road they live a tight work schedule or have to run kids to places and have to talk on there phone or get ready in the morning. Or even truck drives they have to talk on the phone to get there loads find out where there going or talk to the boss or dispatcher yes its a distraction but they have no choice in the matter 37 states ban all cell phone use for driver and nearly all states 48 so far have at least some form of distracted driving as a causal category on police accident investigation forms. So yes there's a problem and the states are enforcing it but you have to realize so people have busy schedules and so they just do it while they are going down the road.

Supporting Evidence: more eduaction (
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I've cheated before and the main reason why I did it was I had a lot of pressure on my plate and I was going to be gone for a week so I just did it I know it's wrong but you do stupid things when your under pressure studies show it too.“Kids cheat when they become stressed,” explains Anderman, who says that as the pressure to get good grades and high test scores increases, so does the incidence of cheating. So this is showing the more pressure the student is having then the more likely the person is to cheat. Kids got a lot on there plate and sometimes they do it they know it's wrong and they shouldn't do it but they do it anyways.

And now with the technology some students can cheat very easily on online classes or even just a regular test in a classroom. “Obviously with more technology there are more methods kids use to cheat,” says Anderman. Browsing the Internet during a test, texting solutions or taking photos of answer sheets and messaging them to friends are all possible too. So yes cheating is a problem but what I believe is its because of pressure and stress.

"Why Kids Cheat and How to Stop It." N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

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I totally agree with you, I mean I never could text and drive at first and I never thought to text and drive but seeing my parents do it and my sister I figured, well they can do so why can't I? The study showed that parents who practiced unsafe driving habits like texting and driving, or talking on the phone, had teens that also practiced the same bad habits behind-the-wheel. Teens were up front about their parents’ bad driving habits, and admitted they tended to pick up on those behaviors when driving alone. I'll admit that's where I picked it up. My dad run his business going down the road and he's always texting and driving or talking on the phone, and I think nothing of it and do it too. You look up to your parents and that's what this statistic is saying too.

Supporting Evidence: Distracted Driving (
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This is a problem but I don't know how you could solve the problem. This research surpised me a lot, 10% of people that drive under of the age of 20 are more likely involved in fatal crashes and were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. So I feel like they should crack down on the younger people. But also I remember as being a little kid and mom turning around yelling at us too so I feel like there's more than just texting going on. Also, the number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012 and, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involved a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. So there's more then just texting and driving or being on your phone. I feel like they can crack down on whatever they want and it won't solve anything.

Supporting Evidence: Distracted Driving (
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I feel like the student should have the right to choose if they want to read the book or not. I have read many of these books when I was younger and they didn't affect me. The kid should know weather the book is appropriate or not. The article that I read mentioned about how they aren't appropriate or they don't believe in what the book is saying and I feel like if its not appropriate for you to read then you don't have to read it and if its against your beliefs then once again don't read it.

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