Less social disapproval coupled with increased competition for admission into universities and graduate schools has made students more willing to do whatever it takes to get the A (David L Jaffe)” Cheating also effects the students that are doing the right thing. Cheating affects everyone around you “Students who cheat often feel justified in what they are doing. They cheat because they see others cheat and they think they will be unfairly disadvantaged. The cheaters are getting 100 on the exam, while the non-cheaters may only get 90's (David L Jaffe).” I Trevor Patrick Murphy do promise Professor McCann that I will not cheat in college. I fully understand what cheating is and the consequences that carry with it.
I am undecided for Freedom of Speech. There are plenty of good and bad qualities, and as much as there are pros there are also an equal amount of cons to freedom of speech. According to the first amendment, we the people have the freedom of speech which allows us the right to speak freely without censorship. Freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, such as on “hate speech”. There are many pros and cons to freedom of speech, which is why I am only discussing three pros and cons, that I find that argues the opposite side, to the point it made me undecided on free speech.
Without the right of freedom of speech we would also not be able to share our thoughts and be able to take criticism on our thoughts to revise and make it better and then our knowledge will become weak. Mainly it is important for colleges to have freedom of speech because students need to be able to connect what they are learning in the class room and be able to translate it to modern and ideas and philosophies and of others. With the ability to express your opinion you will not only benefit yourself or others but entire societies and maybe the
When the founders wrote the first amendment, it was to protect the freedom of speech, to protect people’s freedom of speech of any kind. The first amendment should protect all forms of speech even if they might be hateful to some, this type of speech should be protected because speech is one of the few ways that their voices can be heard. Because people express their opinions in different forms and share what they believe indifferently, and whether they are wrong or right, and it’s their right. Their right to say what they want to say and each person can decide if they choose to ignore it or listen to it. Similarly, when the protesters were protesting near the funeral, they stayed within their boundaries and Snyder could have chosen to
It attempts this by making it unfairly easier to get into college as a minority, but doesn’t actually fix the problem. Instead of trying to fight fire with fire, we should remove the fire entirely. Race doesn’t determine their intelligence, their work ethic, or any other quality worth noting in admissions. Therefore, there is no reason to know the student’s race when considering their college application. If there is still an enrollment gap, which there likely will be, we can attempt to actually solve the institutional discrimination minorities face instead of forcing more of them into
The controversy over where free speech should be considered unacceptable continues on, even around the Vietnam War. In recent days, college students around the country have been adapting to the idea of having ordinary public “safe spaces.” Safe spaces are basically areas that people can go to, where their opinions won’t face challenges, ridicule, or criticism in any shape or form. This could easily compare to a more “official” way of plugging your ears to avoid someone’s opinion that you don’t find agreeable. As well as many people believing that safe spaces are childish and coddling, others add that safe spaces are also a restriction on everyone’s ability to speak freely, implying that safe spaces actually do become commonplace. But what about
For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech. That should go without saying, since freedom of speech and free inquiry is supposed to be what college is all about. But the recent spate of violent student protests, from the University of California at Berkeley to Middlebury College in Vermont, have been met with a collective shrug from an alarming number of college students, professors, and administrators who seem to be under the impression that violence is okay so long as its purpose is to silence “hate speech.” By hate speech, they mean ideas and opinions that run afoul of progressive pieties. Do you believe abortion is the taking of human life? That’s hate speech.
When people think of America one of the first things that comes to mind is freedom. I personally think that freedom describes our country in a great way because that is one of the ideas that our country was built on. It gives us the right to make the choices we want, think what we want to think, and do what we want to do within the limits of the law. I think that in our country Freedom is often overlooked and some people often misuse it. In this day and age it is important to notice how people abuse freedom, what freedom looks like, and why freedom is important to the people of this country.
To my knowledge, college students won’t giggle at any profanity used in any novel and will be able to really appreciate this novel. Furthermore, the more mature college students will be able to have more in-depth discussions regarding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In today’s world, it’s tough for a teacher to not be able to discuss certain aspects of the book. The talk about the n-word and racial discrimination during that time period, for example, should be discussed within the classroom. The strictness of high school might hinder the potential depth of these conversations; while in a college’s less strict environment, professors have more of a freedom to discuss the controversial features that surround the novel.
1 "It is a fair summary of constitutional history that the landmarks of our liberties have often been forged in cases involving not very nice people - Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter”(Civil Liberties and Civil Rights). As mentioned above from the Chief Justice 's quote, those who want to test liberties and rights are not people with proper civic consciousness. It creates confusion among people and causes confusion. Sometimes when we live, we often get confused with the right to enjoy our liberties. The difference between liberties and rights is whether law is involved or not, but sometimes people forget that part.
Instead of giving in to these students’ demands, universities should abandon restrictive speech codes and officially discourage trigger warnings. Universities should also prepare students for how to live in a world with potential offenses, an example of this is teaching them practices of cognitive behavioral therapy. A suggestion that I have for a future study is to teach students throughout high school the practices of cognitive behavioral therapy to help cope with emotionally discomforting subjects, as well as inform them that the real world will have no “trigger warnings” to help you through life. By doing this, it exposes people to the fact that reality doesn’t accommodate trigger warnings and cop outs due to emotional health reasons, and it gives them methods to combat these anxiety-inducing subjects to help them live their lives. These findings teach us that in life we will have to deal with discomforting people and opinions, but by knowing how to live