Thus, the material can be banned or restricted under specific situations based on public demand or authority. But, is this demand justified? One controversy in particular is the issue on whether Daniel Keyes's novel Flowers for Algernon should be banned because of its content which could be considered offensive and inappropriate for its readers in the school curriculum. The book contains a mentally challenged man, Charlie, who is doing his best to fix his mental illness. On his path to rehabilitation, the novel contains explicit content which may be dangerous to teenagers.
Oscar Wilde once said, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” In the essa “Don’t Ban Books, Assign Them!,” Julia Omanovic says that there are lots of books that are banned in America. Many parents are strict about some books that are very violent. A lot of high school professors agree with parents these books aren't good for students. First, Omanovic states that teachers only have time to teach the classics in high school. Then, she says that teachers believe they portray such horrific behaviors that are immoral.
Historically uniforms have portrayed indifference between countries specifically in war, to mark foe from friend which nowadays marks the difference between us and other schools. Not only do we have to put up with a stolen identity but also have to bear its uncomfortable and ugly nature. They say ‘’we are promoting school unity’’ but I believe it is instead robbing us of our own social identity. As a consequence of this the ideals and values of the student is blatantly rejected. In order to promote a fairer and free country we must be rid of uniforms and youth social groups should be considered equal in views and opinions to the older generations.
People against the use of Huckleberry Finn in the schools believe black children are offended by the use of the word “nigger’ anywhere, no matter what the teacher uses to justify it. Equal Protection and opportunity have also been a popular topic in the Huckleberry Finn controversy. Author, Dorothy Gillmam once said, “1st Amendment rights are crucial to a healthy society. No less crucial is the 14th Amendment and its guarantee of equal protection under the law” (Leonard 19). The use of the word “nigger” in Huckleberry Finn does not provide black students with equal protection and is in violation of their constitutional rights.
Kent J. Fetzer expressed, “Our biggest problem with a school uniform policy is the anti-individuality message it sends.” He feels students lose their freedom when forced to conform to only certain apparels. He believes in letting students experience freedom in order to learn how to act responsibly. I strongly believe teens need to learn how to act responsibly at a young age to develop skills for the future, but I refuse to believe that uniforms take away individuality. In contrast to Fetzer’s beliefs, Mike Kelly proclaimed, "Uniforms instill discipline, help students focus on their studies and eliminate pressure on parents to outfit their kids." He believes uniforms help parents as well as the students.
In essence, Cyberbullying is the inappropriate use of a technological device to harass, degrade or defame another. Students and adults today, feel pressure from their peers to resolve issues without direct contact with their nemesis. Victimized persons exhibited emotional instability, low self-esteem and high levels of anxiety. Cyberbullying can be prevented by teaching netiquette, educational training in schools and educating teachers of symptoms that students might exhibit as a result of bullying. What is Sexting?
The Sadker’s open their “Hidden Lessons” work by stating that “it is difficult to detect sexism unless you know precisely how to observe it” (Sadker, and Sadker 55). It is clear that the authors feel that sexism and biasing are current issues and happening but being left unattended by school administrators across the country. The article uses the uneven distribution of time that the teachers give the male students over the female students as their prime example of favoritism. They formed their conclusions after sampling classroom activities in a leading Washington D.C. private school and used a statistical system as a model to hypothesize outcomes in other areas of the country. In addition to the Sadker’s sampling evidence and their conclusions; they also expose asymmetric teacher-pupil interaction instances where teachers use female students as props while the boys are allowed to dominate the lecture discussion.
Violence Is Not The Answer Within the novel Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, a feeling of superiority causes discrimination, which leads to violence. When someone feels they’re above someone else or a group of people, they tend to discriminate. When discrimination occurs, it can and will lead to violence. In school one day, Amir learns about the history of the class system in Afghanistan. He wants to learn more, so he reads one of his mother’s old history books.
Their feelings being hurt by fellow students, also know as bullies. Being bullied can lower ones self esteem to a point of destruction one of the main reasons children are bullied at school is because of the types of clothes they are wearing or not wearing. Some families are not as fortunate as others and therefore can not afford to spend money on expensive name brand clothing. It is noted that some believe school uniforms remove the issue of competitive dressing and help children from poorer backgrounds who would otherwise find it difficult to keep up with the latest fashion trends(McDermott, Patrick). In addition, some school heads believe that school uniforms vanishes social, economic and class divisions and inculcate a sense of pride in students(McCarthy, Lisa).
Knowledge of one’s own culture and the cultures of different people is key in creating active, caring citizens, and schools play a huge role in constructing that knowledge. Stereotypes must be targeted and exterminated. Teachers must be careful when expanding a lesson with real life examples, so as not to show unconscious bias. In the French film “Entre Les Murs” which was released in 2008, a high school teacher was scolded by his class, which was predominantly black, for always using “white” names in his examples. He hadn’t been purposely using “white names,” it was simply a product of unconscious bias, but he unknowingly hurt the feelings of some of his students by making them feel left