There are both pros and cons to banning book in school. According to ProCon.org, “Parents have the right to decide what material their children are exposed to and when.” Parents have the right to ban books so they can protect their children from violent content. Children need to be protect from content that could scar them. ProCon.org also states that “Children should not be exposed to sex, violence, drug use, or other inappropriate topics in school or public libraries.” Children should not learn about such things until they are old enough. Kids can be influenced by the things that they are taught at a young age.
Banned Books are books that are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. Banning books is against the writers right for freedom of speech, which is the first amendment. Students have the right to read, reading is not illegal, so why ban books? If a reader is mature enough to handle some curse words or bad behavior then they should be able to read banned books. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech.
Banning books in school libraries takes away academic freedom, shelters students from the outside world, and does not let students form an educated opinion. Banning books in school libraries takes away students academic freedom. “Academic freedom is the right and responsibility of educators and students to study, investigate, present, interpret
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
Daphne Muse in the article “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001” states that “the AlA’s office for intellectual freedom recorded more than 6000 book challenges since 1990”( “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001”) .Writers today are given basically a rule book for writing books. There are so many restrictions on books that even the littlest thing could get the book banned. Why would the US ban books that so many kids have read and loved for years? Books were meant to be read, not banned.
Book banning is not as common as it is made out to be in the U.S., but it does put a restriction the constitution’s first amendment. To ban a book, in the U.S., from a public or school libraries, for offensive content, a challenge must be made against the book. A challenge can be made by anyone but of the challenges made between “1990 and 2000, there were 6,364 challenges reported...sixty percent were reported by parents, fifteen percent by patrons and nine percent by administrators” (Schools and censorship: Banned Books). Most of these challenges sent to the American Library Association do not get accepted and officially ban the book. Each book that is banned due to its content are for reasons, such as racial issues, violence, negativity,
In the article “Should Candy and Soda be Banned from Schools?” by Tom Vilsack and J. Justin Wilson it ask two different people whether candy and soda should be forbidden in schools. Tom Vilsack is with soda and candy being banned from schools one of his arguments is that both soda and candy lead to child obesity. On the other hand J. Justin Wilson is against soda and candy being banned from schools his argument one of his arguments is that the government shouldn’t decide what is drank and eaten during schools hours. Although, both have good arguments, candy and soda shouldn't be banned. Candy and soda shouldn’t be banned from school property.
According to the article “The First Amendment: Censorship,” speech is routinely censored due to bias, or personal issues with the content (First Amendment, 3). Also, in the article “Censorship Goes to School,” Nancy Day discusses how advocates for removing “hurtful and dangerous” books believe that they are protecting children, and that is more important than access to free speech (Day, 4). Because integrity in education is important, teachers should stay within the bounds and follow the requirements of education (First Amendment, 2). Author Zibby O’Neal said “We try to teach young people the first amendment rights, but then deny them a book” about repeated efforts to ban The Chocolate War (Day, 3). You would think the people who educate would be open minded, they are actually the most critical (Censorship, 2).
The Catcher in the Rye no part of the book should be censored because everything in the book stand either as a symbol for the character Holden or serve as a lesson in the book But you’ve not told why...you can’t just state something without cause. State why... Intro: The definition of Censorship is “Censorship is the restraint of speech and communicative material by some form of power or authority, usually a government” (Censorship). A censorship is done to protect the public because they are considered offensive or otherwise objectionable (censorship). A censorship is not simply done by just a normal citizen but by a high authority usually done by the government.
Is the Future of Printed Books in Jeopardy? All it takes to challenge a book is for a parent or other citizens to file a complaint against a teacher, library, school, or bookseller, for that reason many teachers and librarians choose to remove the books from the curriculum or shelves before an issue is brought up (Pitner). The fear of a lawsuit keeps many people from expressing their belief that banning books is unnecessary (Kennedy, Banned Children’s Books). Director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, Barbara Jones, stated that, “Even though not every book will be right for every reader, the ability to read, speak, think and express ourselves freely are core American values”. School boards and teachers have a responsibility for protecting the minds of