This concept has proven to be completely false considering that many books are banned because of racial themes, alternative lifestyles, profanity, sex, violence, negativity, and religious views. While they continue to accept the concept of protecting the youth, many students are subjected to these exact topics throughout their high school experience. The abolishment of book censorship must happen to protect
You would think the people who educate would be open minded, they are actually the most critical (Censorship, 2). Some teachers and librarians believe that scarce funds would be wasted on books that will be questioned (Day, 1). Often those who fight literature are against: homosexuality, Darwin’s Theory and several other topics (First Amendment, 1). Religion can be used as a cause to censor certain information in text books (Day, 2). Operation Rescue is a Christian organization that protests various books.
Is the Future of Printed Books in Jeopardy? All it takes to challenge a book is for a parent or other citizens to file a complaint against a teacher, library, school, or bookseller, for that reason many teachers and librarians choose to remove the books from the curriculum or shelves before an issue is brought up (Pitner). The fear of a lawsuit keeps many people from expressing their belief that banning books is unnecessary (Kennedy, Banned Children’s Books). Director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, Barbara Jones, stated that, “Even though not every book will be right for every reader, the ability to read, speak, think and express ourselves freely are core American values”. School boards and teachers have a responsibility for protecting the minds of
Religion has always played a part of history in some form of way. For example, in the early 1600s there were wars and difference because of the way people practiced their religion and when new religions started to form and evolve. Many people did not like it because it was “foreign” to them. I noticed throughout the course that many people did not like “new” or did not like when people and culture started to evolve. It was seen as different or people being disobedient to their higher power, especially within the Roman Catholic society.
Therefore, funding is discouraging students from pursuing degrees in the arts and sciences. The audience may have experienced the terrors of government mandates in their past educational careers. Many readers will feel sympathy toward the authors’ subject of
You walk home disappointed and you ask yourself “why would someone do this?” The banning and censorship of books has been going on for a long time and it is provoked by people who think a certain literature piece is not appropriate. I am here to inform you about why the choices of someone that you don 't even know about, can affect you. A person 's decision impacts others by preventing readers from reading what the want or by inspiring the reader through ideas in their books. I agree with Ron Charles when he writes “We never know when a young person will read something and think, “Wow, i 'm not as alone as I thought I was.” I agree because I also feel a connection when I read. I can relate to someone in a book and know that someone else has probably experienced this too, which makes me feel relieved.
However, the ending made me question the difference between right and wrong and ponder what tough love really is. The book does discuss some controversial themes which is most likely the reason for the book being banned as often as it is in schools. The book should be read by readers of an appropriate mindset and maturity
As almost every book has an opinion that somebody will not agree with. USD 259 cannot favor or be prejudiced against certain opinions. Then there is the issue that many banned books, like To Kill A Mockingbird or Fahrenheit 461, are often read in classrooms, and for good reason. These classics teach valuable lessons about life, growing up, other issues. It is not the school district 's right to deprive
In conclusion, the debate over uniforms in public schools encompasses many larger issues than simply what children should wear to school on a daily basis. It also touches on issues such as freedom of expression and cultural wars. There are many critics of school uniform, but they are usually seen to be fighting many lost battles in schools. The concept of school uniform will with the safety in schools decrease the disciplinary issues facing schools and promote a positive school climate. Research has shown that lack of individuality and comfort among student results due to student wearing uniforms.