In “Drugs” by Gore Vidal, the subject of drugs is used to speak his notions over individual freedom. According to Vidal, “Label each drug with a precise description of what effect-good and bad- the drug will have on the taker. ”(412) In his opinion, drugs should be legalized and sold as normal products to consumers. I think that if this were to become legal, each drug should definitely have a label like a nutrition facts label so people would be able to have the total access to what they want and the knowledge to comprehend it.
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.”
Book banning in public schools should cease in existence, for the reason that controlling what students should or should not read violates the first amendment right of freedom of speech, some students to feel left out or treated as burdens when they are not allowed to read a book for an assignment, leaving minority students misrepresented or not represented at all, and preconditions the mindsets of students to formulate a preconceived idea rather than students formulating their own opinions. To form their own opinions students need to be exposed to all avenues in a safe, controlled environment, such as schools, in order to truly find out who they are, and who or what they want to represent. If parents have an issue with the topics discussed
The topic is if schools should ban books, well I kind of get why teachers and professors would want to get rid of books but think about the students you're taking away good books from them. Sure there might be things that might not be as suitable for the kids, but sometimes they're going to have to run into bad things in the books. I ran into a book and my mom didn't want me to read it, I didn't, so basically what i'm trying to say is their parents should handle what they read. The books should have labels that tell you the level it is and what the book is about on the back.
Outdated novels that include topics such as adultery and the pressure of society, can be used to help high school students learn important morals, including how to overcome prejudice, and the mistake in using stereotypes to judge a person's character. All of these morals and issues can be easily related to a high school students everyday life, thus allowing the students to make a personal connection. These are only a select amount of morals that can be taught through outdated books. Books such as The Scarlet Letter have used their hard to swallow topics and their "outdated" issues such as adultery to help reach out to a relatable audience. The importance of including these novels in high school curriculums is to help expose the students
Why Would a Good Novel be Kicked out of the Classroom? A trashy and racist book wouldn 't be allowed in classrooms. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is getting a lot of negative talk about. The dominant problem that students, parents, teachers, and even professors, face , is the usage of the n-word.
As a middle-class Jew growing up in an ethnically mixed chicago neighborhood, he was already in danger of being beaten up. Becoming deeply involved in books would only make matters worse for him. Graff had a hard time “relating” to the books his father would try to get him read. He did not really see the meaning behind it. It was also inferred that he would have to go to college and buckle down, which meant premed, prelaw, or major and business.
Tomas Gonzalez 05/13/16 Ministry P.4 Robertson/Huck The two articles I chose were “Follow the rules and no one will get hurt: performing boundary work to avoid negative interactions when using social network sites” and “Homeschool and Underage Drinking: Is It More Protective than Public and Private Schools?”, which delve into many problems occurring with youth ministry all around the world. Teenagers are tempted all the time to doing illegal or harmful things or could be pressured into doing these things. In this essay, the conclusions of both articles that were chosen will have their reasons for writing those specific conclusions explained, how it changes and what it means for youth ministry in Catholicism, and how negative interactions on social media and homeschooling and underage drinking affect youth ministry here in South Florida.
Codependency is a form of living that can really affect and individuals life severely. Not many persons are strong enough to realize when they are codependent to someone, something, a substance or a situation. After reading the book “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself,” by Melody Beattie, I started evaluating my self on some codependent characteristics. This book also made me realize the difficulty these individuals go through to go on with their lives as if they were normal. Following a small discussion of the book, I will give my opinion on this book and issue.
In 1999, CDC figures show that over 20,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. Those numbers have risen steadily in almost every subsequent year. However, the death rate really began to skyrocket in 2015. Between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016, the number of annual fatalities rose by more than 10,000. The main cause of all these murders is drug trafficking.