Banned Books: Good or Bad? Should students be exposed to the real world through books or should they be shielded from it? There are many people who agree that banned books should be banned because it is ethical, and valid and it prevents students from emotional stress. On the other side of the argument, people argue that students have the right to read whatever they want. Many books are challenged and banned in schools because they contain inappropriate content or bad language; however, some people have a strong belief that these books are worth reading because they represent ideas of free speech and other important lessons that students will need throughout their lives On the pro side of the argument, there are many reasons why some people support banning books in schools.
Many argue that the ALICE response program just exposes students to things situations that will cause unnecessary stress and fear. During the training, students are taught how to handle a situation where they is an armed intruder in their school. Many parents do not want these drills in place because they “don’t want to expose their young children to such discussions of violence” (Blad). The whole idea of a intruder coming into schools and trying to harm them is very scary, especially when your school is going over in detail how to defend yourself in a situation because the training can make it seem much more likely to occur. The training makes this situation seem much more real, which causes students to be scared and worried when they come to school because they may think they will be shot.
Many children, however, loathe them, so are they really that good? School uniforms are bad because they hinder freedom of expression, they are another way to hurt financially struggling families, and do not help end, gang violence or bullying, but simply cover it. Freedom of expression is constantly fought over, but how is it modeled in schools and districts? The first example comes from article A in paragraph 4, where it says that a school uniform, “minimizes students’ First Amendments rights, the freedom of expression”. This is the most important reason why students dislike school uniforms.
School searches have been debated for as long as they have been conducted. Debates are based on keeping the bad things out of the school and invading students privacy. School searches should not be conducted because of invasion of private property, parents, and mental stableness. Invasion of private property is wrong and it should not happen. When the drug dogs come in and start walking through the school they can smell just about anything.
Principals may have vast authority in a school, but they do not have the same amount of authority as police officers do. A principal giving a student a Miranda type reading would be out of their jurisdiction. Students do not need to speak during this time, and many do not, therefore the principal does not need to extend their power to that of a police officer by reading a student their Miranda Warning. The Miranda Warning was created for informing criminals of their rights upon the time of their arrest, not for students. If a student was read a Miranda type warning it would just further fluster them and escalate the situation.
Most students dislike them, and they restrict self-expression and individuality. Forcing students to wear one thing or another will leave them uncomfortable, with one less outlet to express themselves. Though they may make your mornings shorter and leave your wardrobe simple, school uniforms leave children somewhat unprepared for adulthood, with their clothing choices pre made. While some state that school uniforms stop or decrease bullying, bullying stretches beyond clothing and brands; it targets race, ethnicity, personality, sexual orientation, and all the things in between. The vast majority of kids are against school uniforms, so in an environment where children and teenagers need to be supported and educated, their needs should be the top priority -- and school uniforms do little to help
Schools that do not require uniforms may have those students who do not care how they dress. Scenes of students dropping their pants down to the ground and showing their underwear will be common. Some others will be wearing inappropriate logos on their shirts and jackets. That gives the school a bad reputation and makes it a fertile ground for foul language, gang behavior, and crimes. In addition, students who do not have to focus on what to wear to school are going to focus more on their studies, which leads to improved grades.
Censorship places limitations on the knowledge and creativity of citizens. It is evident that censorship is widely common in school. Some books are banned from school libraries due to content, while others are banned from being read in English classes. "Censorship is particularly harmful in the schools because it prevents students with inquiring minds from exploring the world, seeking truth and reason, and stretching their intellectual capacities, and becoming
Random drug testing will also make student athletes stop using drugs “if they’re really serious about playing” (Marciana np). Coaches and faculty members of schools also agree with random drug testing and care about the health and safety of students. “We are trying to look out for the health and safety of our student-athletes. I think we’re trying to send the right message” (Pilon np). Students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities will stop using drugs if they were to be randomly tested because “participating in extracurriculars, in public high schools is a privilege and it’s not a right, as well as parking on our school parking lot” (Marciana
Have you ever been required to read a book in school that did not conform with your standards, or have you ever checked out a book from the school library that contained explicit or inappropriate content? If so, you are not alone. Indeed, books in school libraries and in assigned novels seem to have become increasingly unmonitored. The books assigned in schools--especially high schools-- clearly goes against many students values, standards and ideals. Censorship, the restriction of media or content that is considered offensive or inappropriate, must be applied in this situation to ensure that children and teens are not exposed to, forced to, or allowed to read explicit content in our places of education.
Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers. Would the honor Code really be worth all the examples of division among student body and faculty that I talked about. The answer is No, it wouldn’t be, because Fairmont Heights need a balance and it has it. Students keep to themselves and let other students do their own thing and deal with their own problems. The balance is key to the continuation of Fairmont Heights social order and without it, things would be much worse in the the eyes of students like
Plagiarism can be defined as submitting another person’s ideas, words, images, or data without giving that person credit or proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism, a form of academic dishonesty, is equivalent to stealing and will not be tolerated. Because of the increased prevalence and the ease of copying other people’s work, the teachers and administration of Westisle Composite High School feel the need to inform students how to maintain their integrity and academic standards. In order to clarify what constitutes plagiarism, you should be aware that you have committed plagiarism when you: Use phrases, quotes, or ideas not your own; Paraphrase the word of another, even though you may have changed the wording or sentence structure Submit a paper
So, honestly, the public needs to research and look into the positive and negative interests of carrying handguns onto public school campuses before they jump to indecisive conclusions. It is still my opinion that if people know that it is a gun free environment then it makes it more susceptible to the people that want to create havoc and do harm to others. With teachers and school administration being licensed carriers; then, it makes the schools a safer place because the people trying to do harm will think twice about it since there is the possibility that someone could be shooting back at them. So, evildoers, you might want to be a little more careful when picking out a school to take advantage of or do harm to because when you are looking down your barrel at a schoolmate or teacher there might just be a teacher or administrator looking down their barrel at
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).
The idea of uniforms in Pickens high school is being discussed by the school board. Uniforms restrict students from expressing themselves. School uniforms don 't show who your favorite athlete, movie or book is. Students are unique unlike school uniforms and they deserve to be able to show that. Students should not have to wear uniforms in school.