'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ' should not be banned from schools. Much controversy surrounds this novel but the truth is, this book is historically accurate and in order to show our history we must show the truth, and the truth is often ugly." If a book is going to be condemned because of a bad word. Baning books is an insult to the intelligence of students, who are expected to maintain their grades and function in the school envirement, yet are not trusted to draw their own conclusions about a novel. it is understanable that the schools wish to 'protect ' students from the innuendo 's expressed in this book, this hypocritical fight will succeed only in the decay of free thought students have left.
Claim: Furthermore, books should not be censored and readers should be able to choose how to read and how to learn Understandably, some books may be inappropriate for certain individuals to read. This would be why books would be banned in the first place, to protect children from choosing a bad book. However, Jamie Leigh says, “…when it comes to censorship, is that one individual disagreement—or even widespread dispute—over an idea or form of expression does not justify restricting access for others to the same information…” Also, many books are banned for unjust reasons. For instance, To Kill a Mockingbird was banned for promoting white supremacy ("WHY WAS IT BANNED?"). However, this well written novel does no such thing.
Some kids might be against the book, however, if they did not read Huck Finn they would not know for sure how they felt about racism. Yes the book can offend some people, but without reading Huckleberry Finn students do not get a sense of challenging the ways that they are taught to believe by their parents and
Kidwatching teachers use miscues to help analyze young readers. Children do best when they aren’t interrupted while their reading it shows the teacher their full ability. Kidwatchers know that reading is not just word oriented but they must also be able to understand the meaning of the text and the grammar. There are not just negative miscues children need to understands that there are also positive miscues. Formal miscue analysis is when the teacher is taping the kid and relisting to it so they know where to work this results in a miscue analysis kidwatching profile.
The classic book to Kill a Mockingbird has been banned in all 50 states. It is a classic but people have wanted it banned and not letting their student read it That 's why you can 't trust everyone to choose books for you. I believe teachers, parents and the PTO doesn 't have the right to control what students read in school infact I think the students should choose what they read. Students should choose what they read because books can help you learn and expose yourself to new things and parents and teachers might not want to expose their kids to certain things that are important.Books can also help you understand important events in history and current events. A lot of these events are horrible, but if you banned these books, then that would mean you are not exposing kids to important events that have or are happening now in our world.
In conclusion, the thought of censoring in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is plainly idiotic. It suppresses the message Mark Twain is trying to send by, as Hetert-Qebu Walters says, “changes are another form of censorship, seeking to gloss over the complexities of life during a horrific period in American history.” therefore destroying the meaning of the novel. Children will not be tainted by the words used because they know why the words are used, because of education and the fact that they plainly won’t bat and eye at the words. People such as publishers who wish to reprint the book with censored words have no respect for literature and just care about printing more copies for more money. With all of this said I cannot help but to agree with Walters when she says, “choose an edition of Huckleberry Finn that respects the words of Twain as he wrote them & his critique of our nation 's history”.
The idea surrounding censorship should not be avoided since it can give readers a better understanding of the consequences that comes with it. Avoiding the discussion surrounding censorship can leave a negative impact on people, especially young teenagers. This can be justified in the article, "Censoring Student Newspapers: An Overview" as the author argues that "Censorship prevents students from debating controversial issues in an open forum and does not prepare them to graduate beyond school and into life as an adult citizen, nor does it allow them to freely discuss the realities of teenage life" (Aliprandini and McMahon). Banning the book is similar to censorship as both prevent readers from viewing a published medium or book. This limits one 's construction of knowledge, ideas, and imagination.
Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit, should not be banned in high schools because it displays the creativity that an author should be allowed to have when writing fictional works. On the contrary, there is a belief that Tolkien’s novel should be banned from high schools because of the books usage of witchcraft, magical creatures, and pipe smoking. First off, the belief that Tolkien’s novel should be banned from high schools because of the books usage of witchcraft, magical creatures,
Although, not all books and novels belong in the school environment, the great, historic novels such as, Lord of the Flies by William Golding that are banned frequently should not be censored by school officials, board members, etc. Most of the novels that appear on ALA’s banned book list are historic novels with very deep, emotional themes behind them that students should learn to read and recognize. No one in today’s world is living in a fairy land, and historic novels with offensive content with good meanings should be taught to kids. Lord of the Flies has been banned by districts across the country mainly because of the excessive violence and lack of morality of the boys. Although there is a lot of offensive violence in the novel, the main outline of the story is that all men possess the capability of evil doing.
Cheating is a persistent problem in many schools all accross the world. School administrators have tried many systems to promote academic integrity with the hope of keeping grades fair for all students. Honor codes have been a popular way of trying to prevent cheating. An honor code is a system in which students agree not to cheat on assignments, and also report any other students they may see cheating, however although students agree they do not always follow through causing problems and allowing cheating to continue. Although honor codes are a noble idea in theory, their lack of effectiveness and practicality raises problems that can not be overlooked by school administrators; therefore, I urge my school not to adopt an honor code system