One of the most important reasons to why library censorship is unacceptable is that it limits our information resources. In other words, we will not have the right to receive and source our assignments with quotes and information from banned books, nor will we have the right to read certain books from some of our favorite authors. There are many books that are banned from people or more likely students under the age of 17 (Koss 29). One of these books is
What’s the point of using books when you have technology to teach children the things that need to be learned? What’s the point of turning a page in a book when you can easily slide your finger across the screen and there the page goes? In this society there are plasma screen televisions that take up the entire wall, if that doesn’t scream high-technology then I don’t know what does. Then there is Captain Beatty who doesn’t believe that books are “good” in this community because they do more harm than help and they don’t even teach you anything except random, useless knowledge. Without books there is no reason for people to question the world that they live in because there is no kind of knowledge that anyone would know about, and nobody could be more knowledgeable than another.
Adrian Lara Period 1 8/29/12 Frank McCourt Vs. The Modern Teenager Frank McCourt’s love of and dedication to reading puts most modern day teenagers to shame. A general observation of teenagers today shows that reading on a daily basis is the least of their concerns. In the obituary of Frank McCourt, Lev Grossman, the writer of the article, talks about how hard McCourt’s life was as a child, as if it wasn’t evident with his book already. Reading was his only escape from the world around him.
Doris Lessing, in an acceptance speech for a Nobel Prize in literature, states “Kids today don’t read, don’t write, and don’t care about anything further in front of them than their iPods. The internet has seduced a whole generation into its inanities.” After stating the beliefs of the older generation, Goldwasser begins to question the reason behind their beliefs. Amy states the older generation often conducts so many surveys out of jealousy, fear and ignorance. They fear that young people know more than they do. She brings up a good point that before the internet parents didn’t complain when kids would be in their rooms for hours writing letters to friends or talking on the phone.
Suspension and Expulsion are not of use to improve our schools! Suspensions and expulsions are both disciplines that are given to students for their disruptive behaviors and actions. Even our own principal in our school disagrees; suspension and expulsion should be used. (Dale) Suspension and expulsion are not the solution to the problem because too much of these two can lead to dropout rates, it causes negative behavior to students, suspension and expulsion can stop future crimes and learn from their actions and students are not learning properly and not gaining any benefit from their education. Suspension and expulsion is not an effective tool and solution in our schools because it can lead to dropout rates and other violent crimes in the future.
Writing Assignment #2 Criminology 238 Corey Barrett Central Connecticut State University Smoke-free Prisons Today, tobacco is rooted deep into the lives of the prisoners. Tobacco is seen as a stress reliever, surrogate currency, a taste of freedom in an environment where they are almost left to their fate. One of the trend in corrections litigation includes a smoke free environment for both the prisoners and the staff members. Many critics have shown great concern towards this phenomenon as smokers are put in the same cell as nonsmokers. This is not only harmful for the smoker, but the nonsmokers also experiences secondhand smoke which can have bad consequences for their health.
“[We live] in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones iPods and minds like empty rooms” by far this quote really does describe our society because we get everything we want yet we cannot grasp how to use proper literacy. Though 75 years ago children would read for fun because it was the only thing they could do like an example: would be African-American children they had to share one book with three other kids but could not complain and young children would always have some that would read to them. Lee is trying to yield out to the generations of the next ones saying your knowledge may be wrong if you get it on the internet, Lukudu 2 but if you read a book you could obtain more information and you can open up to more concepts. I absolutely
Cadence Taylor Professor Smith English 101 26 September, 2012 Is Google Making Us Stupid? Society has essentially turned to using the internet for everything, and we are finding it hard to read genuine books, articles, newspapers, and etcetera. Nicholas Carr is fundamentally trying to state that now people are becoming much lazier. He states in his second paragraph that, “Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy.” A long time ago most people would find themselves entertaining themselves by reading books. In today’s generation the only time we ever read is for a class, or something important.
No books should ever be banned because for each book that is banned, there possibly could be one life lesson that will not be learned by the next generation. Censorship of books in schools and libraries is wrong for it limits what students can potentially learn. Books such as To Kill a Mocking Bird, Of Mice and Men, and others teach valuable life lessons, which is why they are considered classics. Books such as these are being banned for they have questionable material. In the same book introduction as the opening quote, Judy Blume wrote, “Those who were most active in trying to ban books cam from the ‘religious right’ but the impulse to censor spread like a contagious disease.
Homework should be banned Schools should not give homework for a variety of reasons. Learning is best done at school and stress is often caused by work given by schools. The need to do lots of additional work makes pupils prefer not to learn more about the topic. As students do undesirable activities, they lose otherwise better spent time with their family and friends. Thus it is clear that homework should be banned.