Thats ridiculous. If she believed that you were not trying enough (which is entirely possible even when receiving an A) she should have spoken you about it first and not used a technique that detrimental to your current grade. I had a teacher lower my grade for not smiling enough once, i understand your pain.
just a few, it was the principle of the matter. I sit in the same classroom for 4 hours a day for five days a week to pass your class in 4 weeks (its a block plan as opposed to semester) and you expect me to be happy the entire time. No.
I did actually, i just thought you meant by taking that 15% away, it lowered the grade of the test, not your average. However, I do see what you mean now. I would like to add that it's not mentioned whether the A refers to your test or your average in the class, so thorough reading had little to do with it.
See, I call BS on this maneuver. Sometimes you can't pick out the right answer, but you can cross off all the wrong ones. Or you don't know why a right answer is right, but you do know it is the right one. Or you have outside information that would turn the "right" answer into a wrong one, so all the answers are technically wrong, so you need to pick out the least wrong answer. In all of those scenarios, getting the marked correct answer could be considered "luck"
Either way, she answered them correctly so she should get the points. If the teacher wanted to eliminate random chance as a factor, she should convert her multiple choice questions into fill in the blanks. Or she should take the student's "effort" grade down, not a quiz grade.
You got the answers right and you didn't cheat. Anyone on here whining about the whole semantics of the matter is totally missing the point. The teacher had no right or justification for taking off 15 points like that. Teachers can get into big trouble for pulling stunts like that because it can ultimately harm a students GPA if a teacher arbitrarily 'decides' things like that.
Your teacher is a bitch. You're doing well in school and that should be praised. If she wanted to make you work harder, she should of made the questions a bit tougher. She's just being a cunt about it. I do not miss secondary school at all.
maybe but pop quizzes shouldn't be worth much even if they're graded; they should be no more than 5-10% versus 20% for homework which was standard when I got to college level. In my old high school pop quizes weren't worth anything outside of a math or science class unless it was a week before a major test or something
Do you have any idea how much trouble a teacher would get into if they taught US History in a fair, and honest fashion? There is a reason why the stereotype of "Americans don't know shit" about history exists. Because in public schools, history classes, especially US history classes, are required to be heavily censored, "omit" (lie) certain details, and must be as "safe" and as least controversial as possible. It's become so bad, that schools actually teach that Woodrow Wilson was not only a decent human being, but an excellent president.
Classes also like to bring up the "inspirational" story of Helen Keller, but when it comes to her devotion to Communism? Oh, suddenly she doesn't even exist anymore. And they don't really tell much about what Columbus did after he "discovered" America, do they? Let's just say he found a lot of jobs for people in a very cost-efficient manner. And you really think the US Government is going to allow the teaching that the FBI under the control of J. Edgar Hoover was primarily devoted to stopping and discrediting Martin Luther King Jr.'s equal rights movement (which is true)? The US wants to produce patriots, and the best way not to be a patriot in the United States is to learn about the history of the US.
My theory is that they have to massively change their own history to make it interesting. In my history class we had to do 3 essays on the American Civil Rights Movement (unfortunately), it became so tedious to learn about But when you think about it, the Americans don't even have that much history (compared to many other countries). It's still pretty sad they have to lie about their own history though. At any rate, thankfully we've moved onto Nazi Germany, although personally I prefer ancient history.
Most of it just isn't very nice history, which is why public schools are required to make it boring and leave out all the good, juicy controversial stuff. Shifting over to the nazis, the easiest scapegoat, is another easy trick. Make sure they talk about the US internment camps where Japanese-US citizens were forced to be confined. A lot of classes conveniently "miss out" that detail.
She can technically get fired for that. Im no brain surgeon but unless she has tenure, they can at the very least force her to change the grade...so long as you have the paper to prove it of course. Good luck.