Posts by jkoffman18

  1. Do we care more about the player, or more about the game? NFL concussions

    [ By on December 18, 2016 ]

    People question whether or not the NFL does enough to promote player safety since so many players suffer from visible and non visible injuries. In addition to broken bones, players get concussion which can lead to long term brain damage. They can lead to "depression, cognitive dysfunction, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease." Knowing what causes these concussions can have on a biological level, why then do we allow players to risk their lives on a daily basis? Andrew Brandt, a sports lecturer, explained that “The rules are about keeping the most enhanced product possible out there. When you have your star players unavailable , you are not only hurting the brand of the specific team, but the brand of ...

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  2. How ethical are the accommodations for standardized tests?

    [ By on December 09, 2016 ]

    Standardized tests are meant to compare students from different schools by universally providing a predetermined, uniform test. However, in order for a test to fully be the same for each person, they must take it with the same conditions. More and more recently the ACT and SAT board have been giving special accommodations to students. Some students are able to receive extra time, some are able to take the test in two sittings, and some are given extra or unlimited breaks. When the purpose of the test is to universally equivilate different students, how ethical is it to give out such accommodations? There is an application process in which each person must apply for said accommodations. The individual must receive a ...

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