Censors may say that it only teaches kids bad things and will give them the wrong idea. However, the “bad things” in the book can be used as examples of what not to do, so it turns into a good lesson for middle schoolers. And, the story has a good moral so no one should keep that from middle schoolers. According to Allison McDonald on scholastic.com, “Censorship is not protecting your children; rather, it's merely a way to avoid lessons you could be teaching them no matter what your beliefs may be. Instead, read these books with your kids and explain why you agree or disagree with the content.
The book was and is mainly objected to being banned by parents who did not want their 14-16 year old child to read such foul language. On the contrary, many teachers find that the book’s profanity is not an issue for parents or students to distress over. Joseph Millchap, a high school English teacher, has taught Of Mice and Men for the past five years. He believes once the book is understood and explained, that the profanity is not a problem by saying, “there’s a lot that might make parents worried for their child, but once they see the purpose—that we’re not throwing something at their kids for shock value, then it becomes a safe environment to discuss issues that the students are going to have to deal with in life” (Millchap 2). He later goes on to express his firm belief that this book provides study for many types of literary techniques such as sentence structure, further proving the point that profanity is not something for parents and students alike to stress over.
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).
On the issue of banning books, it seems that the parents know the right things and others do not. In reality every book read in a high school, a parent is always going to state why the child should not read such and such a book. It 's simply opinionated. I believe that if a book has some good moral or is taught in a manner that projects good morality then it should be allowed to be part of the school 's
Even at public schools now they don't allow you to freely speak about your religion. This is your time to get a better relationship with him and your time to testify with the Lord. This is the time to really encourage your friends and classmates to pay attention and listen in on what is happening in chapel and bible class. Before I was in eighth grade i always used to mess around and laugh with my friends, but i soon realized how important it is. This will set you off on either a righteous path or a non righteous path that will determine how your life will be
So, it could have no role in reducing or Increasing dropout rates. School teachers can effectively bring hip hop into the classroom, by using rap songs to understand math problems, or break down science concepts. For example, English teachers can have the students analyze hip hop song to discover similes and metaphors in the song. Challenges that teacher might face when bringing hip hop into the classroom is the controversial topics that hip hop discusses, or parents that don’t approve of the use of hip hop in
Which leads to “some parents, politicians, and educators have questioned whether making condom available should be the job of the school” (Ascd). This group feels that school is for learning subjects such as math, reading, and others not learning how to put on condoms in science class. But little do these people know high school is the main places to inform about sex and give condoms because there are teachers and educators that are ready to inform students. Sex education and condoms will help increase teen sex, this is not true because United States teens are having sex at a younger age without using some type of protect from STDs and pregnancy. Some children may think it 's ok to have sex just because they have a condom but a condom is not always hundred percent.
However, the closing text in the ’’Children’s Picture Bible’’ is certainly ambiguous, in Nebuchadnezzar indicating ’’No one is to say a word against this God again’’. While the text may be at an independent reading level for senior classes in primary school, the value underlying the story is still at its core, and deep-rooted interpretational ability is crucial. Robinson (2011) implies that a disadvantage to such an open, interpretive approach is in that of ‘’encouraging uniformed naivety’’ (Robinson, 2011, 176) through disregarding any sense of depth in children constructing personal meaning. Thus, isolating any enrichment of the learning experience in using the ‘’Children’s Picture Bible’’. In ‘’The Catholic Children’s Bible’’, however, Nebuchadnezzar closes the text in voicing how ‘’He (God) sent his angel and rescued these men who serve and trust him .
Some people may argue limiting the amount of technology helps them with homework and class assignments. This all could be possible if parents listen to all the listed. Their argument is weak because children could use books instead of the internet. Others may argue teaching the negatives of cyber bullying may interest the kid to cyber bully, but by teaching them cyber bullying is wrong, they wouldn’t want to go
According to Lincoln.edu, “Religious freedom includes the freedom to worship, to print instructional material, to train teachers and to organize groups for their employment and school in which to teach, including.” Funny that freedom of religion states that it can be in taught in schools, but the only schools were religion is taught is private and Christian schools. When a student sneeze, teachers don’t even say “God Bless You,” they simply shorten it to “Bless You.” Many public schools do not allow prayer in the schools or not even religious conversations to take place in the classroom because they are afraid of some students being offended. One of my high school years, we happened to have a religious debate in my English class because my English teacher was a Pastor, the next day we got to class and one of the students had gone home and told their parents that we were attacking them because they didn’t believe in God like the majority of the class did. We were not attacking the students, we were simply exercising our first amendment Freedom of Religion, and just explaining why we believed in God. I believe the student felt attacked because it was so many of us that believed in God and then there was just him.