Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at Georgetown University Law Center about freedom of speech on campuses or lack thereof. He described, from his perspective, how he felt college campuses needed more allowance of free speech, regardless of who it was coming from. The LA Times has expressed that even though his words are true, they worry the message will be misinterpreted because of who Sessions works under and his more conservative views. In Jeff Sessions’ address to Georgetown University Law Center, he claimed that freedom of thought and expression were under attack on college campuses and are beginning to turn into an “echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought”.
In the beginning of her article, Rachel Allison mentions an article that speaks about false portrayal that hooking up has in college culture because of its low percentage of students. Although the other article focused on the percentage of people hooking up, Allison and her colleague, Barbara J. Risman
In rarer cases some will protest on things that may cause fights. The college campus has the right to shut down a protest if it may cause a fight. This is said under the category “Fighting Words” in the first amendment. Its states that if the protest may cause the intended audience to commit an act of crime, the protest should be dismissed.
Would free tuition college offer more opportunities for students? Numerous research studies and articles try to influence public opinion about the subject, revealing pro and con arguments, and the following articles from The New York Times "Room for Debate: Should College Tuition Be Free?" provide evidence why or why not college tuition should be free. While disapproved by the majority of people, I consider that college tuition should not be free
Though there are some exceptions, the young generation at large today has been brainwashed by politically correct culture. That culture shuns complex thought, and makes any dissent from the PC mainstream punishable by shunning, yelling, and attempts to silence. It runs rampant on college campuses, and Hofstra is no exception. Trigger warnings are unfortunately a major aspect of this culture, and there is little remedy other than to save the minds of those we can still sway. As best summarized by the American Association of University Professors, “The presumption that students need to be protected rather than challenged in a classroom is at once infantilizing and anti-intellectual”
Derek Bok and Charles Lawrence both write about free speech and its effect on the community. In “Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus”, Derek Bok poses a discussion for the changing rules on a school campus in an effort to combat racist speech. Charles Lawrence’s article, “On Racist Speech” presents a detailed view on the history, effect and how to fix racist speech rather than give away control. In comparison, both articles broach the subject of racist speech, but Bok’s uses weak reasoning and analysis, whereas Lawrence's use of inductive and deductive reasoning, rhetorical appeals and fallacies make his the stronger article. David Bok’s reasoning for how racist speech can be solved is flawed.
“American citizens who care about the improvement of education are urged to join students, teachers, librarians, administrators, boards of education, and professional and scholarly organizations in support of the students’ right to read” (The Students Right to Read). Citizens should be allowed to stand up if they believe books should not be banned. It is important that writers should be able to have their books out to the public without getting banned. “Challengers often employ a definition that maintains that banning materials is the only true form of censorship,”(Knox 740). Censorship of books is common and a real problem.
One of the most strived for things in life is academic excellence however the path to it is never easy. Author Thompson Ford’s article “How To Understand Acting White” outlines Stuart Bucks arguments about the irony of desegregation in education. A separate essay written by, Alfred Lubrano, “The Shock of Education: How College Corrupts” has similar ironies about the average college student. If Ford was to read Lubrano’s essay, Ford would come to a more complex conclusion by incorporating arguments and concepts from Lubrano’s essay. Ford may utilize Lubrano’s essay to expand on certain concepts such as the proximity effect, socioeconomics, and the level of education in top tier schools to further explain the “acting white” phenomenon from his own article.
He utilizes tools such as rhetorical situations and rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience. Overall, Rojstaczer is effective in utilizing rhetorical situations, ethos, and pathos in his article. However, he is ineffective in using logos to persuade his audience on why grade inflation is wrong and is need of their participation to initiate change. The main topic of the article is how grade inflation is not helping students and is a detriment to their future.
Some may argue that teachers have the right to search students if they have a reasonable cause as stated in the amendment but probable cause is subjective and the burden falls upon the student to prove that it is not unreasonable. A study showed that the success of a student proving unreasonableness is highly unlikely because of the systems in place that oppress students according to Expelling Hope, a book written by Christopher G. Robbins. The fact that it is up to the student proves that it is in the students disadvantage and that there is a problem that needs to be
This correlated to 1984, where people who revolt are faced with torture and death for fighting in what they believe in. This does the similarities in the bold despite their different upbringings. Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 are both books about a dystopian society which discourages freedom of speech, however were both influenced differently and with different purposes. The authors used their freedom of speech to protest ideas which the protagonists couldn’t. They show the reader the importance of the first amendment, and remind one, of them taking it for granted.
We should all respect and accept the fact that having different views is okay because that is how we learn from each other in order to continue grow as a great
In fact, the prospect of guns in the classroom is more likely to cause professors to keep the conversation tepid and avoid certain controversies; everyone else will watch what they say, how they say it and to whom. This would be quite the opposite of the open and transformative exchange that universities have made it their mission to offer. There is a further point. As we saw in the aftermath of the Ferguson and Staten Island police incidents, and earlier with the Occupy Wall Street movement, university campuses are places where political protest takes root. Perhaps colleges are not quite the haven for political protest that they once were -- like, say, in the 1960 's. But universities have traditionally been places where students practice protest -- where they practice articulating and voicing political concern, and engaging in productive, demonstrative assembly.
If college students continue to cut out the aspects of education that may be upsetting, it is very likely that things worth learning will disappear. When classrooms are meant to comply with a certain level of safety and well being, the freedom of real curiosity and discovery are removed and unreal expectations for life are generated. Your Analysis: I found this article to be thought provoking and well written. The author, Peggy Noonan, brings up a number of points that I believe to be relevant in today’s education system. It’s definitely probable that if universities continually remove and edit classroom material and discussions, the kind of learning that results in actual progress will be inhibited.
“America’s university system is creating a class-riven nation. There has to be a better way,” starts Murray (235). Are Too Many People Going To College is a piece written highlighting alternatives to traditional education, as well as the repercussions we are facing as a society as a result of the strict guidelines of traditional education; a point that is spotlighted throughout the piece is the subject of Liberal Education and the core knowledge that we as a people should maintain, as well as the flaws of college as an establishment. Though the title and points made in the writings of Murray may lead one to believe he is standing against the college establishment, it is clearly stated from paragraph one that he believes more people should be