Despite its profound position, the novel Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston has been challenged of its place in high school student’s education by parents and educational groups. Their main argument implied that the novel contained sexual explicitness, obscenity, racial remarks and vulgar reasons. However, Their Eyes were Watching God should contain its place in the high school English curriculum because of two reasons: its significance in American History and the moral of love and self-expression. First, this book withholds too many important factors in American history to be left out. Hurston uses various examples in order to express the hardships of
Scott Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was about how life was before the great depression and how it went from great to not so good. This book taught people about our history and what made the roaring twenties so great. Well it used to teach people that, until it got band out of high school libraries because of its language and somewhat sexual content. Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it.
To make the situation worse, these cases happen more than often. PBS once reported at the that “White students would nervously ‘snicker’ or ‘turn around and stare’ at the handful of African American students when the word was read aloud.” The novel provides the young white students with racial slurs, at the same time implies to them the language is okay to use. Children nowadays grow up in Hip Pop culture where the “N” word is highly prevalent. They may understand that the word is not good to use, however
In addition, students don't enjoy wearing the uniforms. In fact, in paragraph seventeen of article three, Peter, an 11th grader who wears what he wants at his high school in Maryland, says, "school uniforms could be an unwelcome hurdle in social
When it comes to banning a book, many different criteria have to be met. With books in high school, it can be very controversial with parents as to which books need to be banned. In Schools, books are banned from things like foul language, sexual content, of just speaking about things parents or the school board may not like. In this book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, it is being banned because it is a story about a little Jewish boy and how it was during the Holocaust. Dean Schneider on Bookpage.com says, “Underlying this story of war and the Holocaust is a young boy’s search for a name and something to believe in.” Along with this book and multiple others out there, even though the books may not want and enjoy these “awful” things, sometimes
To further this point, “Men’s teams per school have dropped 17%... meanwhile… women’s teams per school rose 34%.” Schuld writes about the discrimination in hopes to show that schools are in a way, going against what Title IX stands for, just not in the way that many would expect. Even though Title IX does not require schools to cut men’s sports to meet women’s sports, however, that is a solution and if schools did this they would be in total compliance with Title IX. This, Schuld writes, points to significant damage in school sports. Particularly men’s sports, which is a shame considering the strides for equality that so many are pushing for. Title IX itself should not be undone, simply the poor interpretation and execution of the bill.
Censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education because not only is college meant for students to go learn and develop but it is also meant for students to be able to explore new ideas and be able to talk and say whatever they please. After watching the two videos by FIRE, i have concluded that in the first video when the University of Cincinnati had only let people that wanted to pass out flyers and make word of what there cause is about the college forced them to stay in a designated area that they could not move out of or they would be arrested for trespassing. The university that is doing this to the group is being very unconstitutional. Also because they are a big university they think that they could do anything even
Several seniors have complained that the senior year is just a filler year or just useless all together. But, what people have not put into consideration is reforming senior year to make it more beneficial for the students instead of just taking classes that do not pertain to them. The main reason to transform senior year, is to make it so that seniors can be more successful when the graduate. The traditional senior year of high school does not give students a productive year, or does it prepare them for the future, whether they are going to college or not. Senior year must not be a waste; it is a final chance for the students to have fun, but, more importantly, for young adults to make one last preparation for college, the work force, and careers as an adult.
It likewise disproves the theory of prison guard’s aggression stemming from dispositions. This experiment demonstrations another important finding which is that people will conform to a new social role fairly quickly, particularly one that has a strong label associated with it. The Zimbardo study showed us that people tend to lose their self-awareness in a group of people by becoming so immersed into the norms of the group that they lost touch with themselves. In Stanley Milgram’s famous “shock study” he put out an advertisement in the newspaper looking for men to participate in his experiment at Yale university. He was originally looking for males between the ages of 20 and 50 years old.
Because of their mistake of not pursuing a higher education, at home, school is one of our top priorities. Becoming a first generation college student has been stressful to say the least. There is a lot more pressure on you than there may be with others who have family members who have gone to college before. Getting a poor grade on a test is totally different to a first generation student, failing this test will lower
Furthermore, many people argue that in this novel, Huck was actually showing affection for Jim when he used the word “nigger.” If one reads the novel, he or she would see that the relationship between Huck and Jim speaks louder than an inappropriate word. Therefore, by banning this novel and countless others like it, schools are depriving students of learning about history, and reading about what life, and literature, was like in times before their own. This shows that novels shouldn’t be banned from public high schools because some novels that are considered unsuitable for teenagers to read contain information about