Procon.org says, “Parents have the right to decide what material their children are exposed to and when” (Banned Books- Top 3 Pros and Cons). In schools, children do not have to read a book if their parents do not want them to because it contains things they do not want their children to hear about at that time of their lives. " Literary works containing explicit sex, oral sex, explicit & violent descriptions of rape, masturbation, vulgar and obscene language" were on the approved reading list for grades 7-12, according to Speak up for Standards, a group seeking age-appropriate reading materials for students in Dallas, Texas” (Banned Books - Top 3 Pros and Cons). Before parents approve a book, children are introduced to it during school. However, their parents might not want them to read it, therefore, parents should know what books their children are reading that year before the children get exposed to it.
Instead of having parents and the school board choose for them. In a recent survey I did for a censorship debate, 72% of the people reviewed believed censorship in school libraries is unnecessary. Some participants said things like, “Censorship takes a possible learning opportunity away” and “Libraries are there to teach us and if books are censored we can not learn.” This shows that majority of the society does not agree with censorship. Other people, however, do agree with book ratings instead of censorship.
The novel’s protagonist is a young boy who causes a lot of trouble and sets a bad example for other students reading. If this novel continues to be taught at schools it could confuse the reader in knowing what is right and wrong in real
A parent or the student should be the one who decided whether or not the book is appropriate. Also, when a child is sheltered from the world, a book with just a bit of adult material could help them understand what really happens. It could prepare them so when they do become older and get a job, the world doesn’t put them into complete shock. Taken from Common Reasons for Banning Books, “…it is important that the reader makes his/her judgments on the book.” To elaborate on this, another person shouldn’t tell a student what and what not to read.
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.
Teachers did not go into their profession to be babysitters, and they certainly didn 't go into it to be security guards. Now society is trying to force them to be both. How anyone could possibly secure those weapons so that students could never obtain them would be a nightmare- and unrealistic? And to think that if a school full of teenagers can access a weapon in every classroom that violence would decrease is absurd. There are many negatives to teachers owning guns such as: cost of training and weapons, teachers turning against their students, and keeping teacher who has the gun a secret.
But, this does not only take away the book for one group of people, it takes the book away from everyone, even those who would benefit from reading it. Banning books is bad because banning violates people's civil rights, limits the opportunity for adolescents to learn vicariously, and reduces the readers exposure to
Classic well-known books such as Harry Potter, Slaughterhouse Five, along with many other books have been banned. Books should not be banned from any school or library. People buy books simply because they have been outlawed, children should be exposed to the real life situations that books can offer them, and people should be able to read what they want. These are the reasons that banning books is controversial. People buy books because they have been banned.
Principals may have vast authority in a school, but they do not have the same amount of authority as police officers do. A principal giving a student a Miranda type reading would be out of their jurisdiction. Students do not need to speak during this time, and many do not, therefore the principal does not need to extend their power to that of a police officer by reading a student their Miranda Warning. The Miranda Warning was created for informing criminals of their rights upon the time of their arrest, not for students.
Unfortunately for Ken Kesey’s classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, restricting the novel is potentially the only course of action. While the book displays violence unsuitable for high school curriculums, libraries must continue to include Ken Kesey’s classic novel. Although the novel teaches valuable life lessons about individuality and is mild compared to modern media, high school curriculums should refrain from supplying One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to students because it incorporates profanity and racist slurs, violence, and sexual acts. Violence in literature has been one of the many issues that led to the ban on books and classic novels because it exhibits negative effects on the minds of young readers. The novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has descriptions of violence so detailed that it could have terrible consequences for young readers.
By banning this book in schools, rebellious teens would want to know what the book contains and will try to find a way to read it. Also, by banning this book, students may never know what life was like for slaves or what life was like for whites during slavery. The lessons learned in this book are helpful and can guide children to achieve goals. Do not ban books that will give children the sight, speech, and