What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? - Deepstash
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

  • Because of high-stakes testing, schoolteachers in Chicago public schools were incentivized to change their students' answers on test answer sheets so that they would not be fired or penalized for the poor test scores.
  • Similarly, sumo wrestlers in Japan are incentivized through bribes and social incentives to cheat and throw certain important matches (to allow other wrestlers to win) so other wrestlers do not drop in the rankings.

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