Censorship is also ridiculous because most classic novels involve questionable language, or somewhat violent material. If the library removes these books, the patrons under eighteen lose the opportunity to learn valuable lessons from them. A last reason that censorship is unbelievable is patrons over eighteen will most likely want to check out the books that are in question to be removed. If the town council decides to remove them, many patrons will become enraged. Deciding if a library patron under eighteen should be aloud to read a questionable book is the decision of the patron and their parents.
Books with artistic and cultural value are still challenged every day by those who want to control what others read. These people that put all their effort to censor books and free expression are unacceptable and unconditional. By censoring school books in libraries, our basic freedoms that are guaranteed in the First Amendment are violated. In other words, to be told what is were allowed to read and what is not is a direct defilement of the First Amendment, which states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”(Asato, 287). The quote clearly states that the congress will not take away our freedom of speech.
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.
Books are constantly being banned from all different places for all different reasons as well as from all age groups. Books are usually banned because of content such as profanity, sexual situations, or even witchcraft. But should they be banned to everyone just for these reasons? Books should not be banned to high school students and older. Student in high school are exposed to many different things, good and bad, as a part of growing up and maturing.
Any child with a cell phone can have it confiscated. I disagree with this policy. I was a student of elementary and high school and if they had prohibited the usage of cell phones I am well aware that many students, including me would use their phones indiscriminately, trying to call or text friends during class or risk having their phones go off in the classroom. That’s why I can’t agree with the policy of no cell phones. It isn’t practical.
To Ban or Not To Ban; Ban Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eyes sparks arguments regarding banning the book from several high school curriculums in the country. Although this is a powerful novel for adults, this book should not be in Bonny Eagle High School's curriculum. This book should be banned from the curriculum because of the references the book makes on topics such as: racism, sexuality, profanity, child molestation and child rape. The topics express deep emotions and realism that young high school readers should not be forced to read. In a small town in Ohio, beauty is only captured in white woman or in the deep blue of ones eye.
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.
Drug testing in school is actually illegal when read on the constitution. No person will be illegally searched and violated by anyone in a search. The school Administration profiles individuals and already ahead of time pick out who they are going to drug test. It is against personal privacy and why should any student be violated without the parent’s consent as well. The fact that the school think they have the right to violate the child's private life is funny.
Should schools be allowed to drug test students? No it should not. Imagine yourself having to take a mandatory drug test just because the school suspects you might have done drugs. It would be a huge violation of your privacy. Random drug tests should not be allowed in schools because they are a violation of our privacy, it is against the fourth amendment, they do not deter use, and the drug tests are not always accurate.
While reading the article one of the more noticeable things is the list on the front page. The list consists of a few of the things that Amy Chua’s children were and were not allowed to do, things such as attending sleepovers, be in their school play and get any grade less than an A. By western standards, any of these things would seem almost ludicrous. Why would you not allow your children to be part of their school play if they so wish? While western parents argue that, stressing academic success is not good for children (ll.