Dear Editor: Censorship in public libraries is inconsiderable, unreasonable, and absurd. It must be eliminated from the minds of our town council. If a book is not acceptable for patrons under eighteen, I feel either the patron’s parents or the patron himself should decide so. The town council and the public library have no idea whether a patron is responsible enough to read a book with possible adult themes. Censorship is also ridiculous because most classic novels involve questionable language, or somewhat violent material.
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
In the course of discovery, the School Board members who voted to remove the books acknowledged that they had not read many of the books and that they removed them because they exposed students to the "religion of witchcraft." The ultimate questions: Do students have a right to read? Does book censorship violate the First Amendment and at the expense of who? As the final verdict on April 22, 2003, the Supreme Court ordered the return of the books back to library shelves. Background Information The Court cited the Tinker case and ruled that there was no evidence that reasonably showed substantial disruption or material interference with school activities if students were allowed unfettered access to the books.
read another article for your censorship document. me and Erica have chosen to write censorship document about the censorship that goes on in the media. one of the articles i read today was "Book Banning Efforts Bring on Title Fights" The article was about how many books contain content that people consider a bit explicit therefore their banned from library's and schools. In the document "Book Banning Efforts Bring on Title Fights" ,there were groups of people in favor and against censorship. Stevenson Swanson wrote the article, and in the document i noticed that Krug was against censorship in books.
A reverse effect has been that this incident caused people to put themselves on the waiting list to borrow the novel, when there were none before. | 1. Question: Why do you think parents might object to their children reading texts like Catcher in The Rye? 2. Click on the list of frequently banned books below.
Sitting in a seat most of the day would be hard because you would feel uncomfortable in your clothes. It would be rude to be picking or scratching at your clothes. Ban school uniforms so children can feel comfortable in their clothes. The final reason to ban school uniforms is so you can give kids responsibility to choose their own clothes. This responsibility helps kids realize what kind of outfit is appropriate for school.
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.
Also, it is difficult for people to speak out or act against wrongdoings because most people are too shy or even scared. This is because when one speaks out he or she might put themselves at risk of getting hurt depending on the circumstance, or some people might not want to get into other people's business. Prompt 2 The writer of Diary 36 of The Freedom Writers Diary asks, "Why should I read books about people that don’t look like me? People that I don’t even know and that I'm not going to understand because they don't understand me!" I would answer this student's question if I was his or her teacher by explaining how learning about people that don't look like me affected my life and how it can affect his or her life.
Running Head: SHOULD GUNS BE BANNED IN THE U.S Should Guns Be Banned In The U.S February 25,2013 Charles Vlcek SSE0050 Fundamentals Of English Should Guns Be Banned In The U.S Throughout history gun control has been a controversial issue. Some people argue we have the right to keep guns for personal use while others argue gun violence is out of control, and the only way to stop the violence is to ban guns for all citizens except law enforcement officials. I do not believe banning guns is the answer for the following reasons; the second amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms, guns do not kill people people do, and banning guns in Australia and the U.K did not work and it will not work here. Our founding fathers wrote the constitution over two hundred years ago and gave us the right to keep and bear arms it is the second amendment to our constitution, and has stood all this time. Banning guns would take this right away from us law abiding citizens “The constitution expressly forbids the government from limiting our second amendment rights in any way” (Debate.org,2013 p10) Guns do not kill people people do, and banning guns would just make things worse.
Darkness is part of our everyday lives; while every child will react differently to “dark” stories they should not be protected from the realities of life; they should be exposed and educated about those realities. Encyclopedia.com defines censorship as the “official restriction of any expression believed to threaten the political, social, or moral order.” Because books often present controversial ideas or challenge the status quo, they are frequent targets of censorship. Book censorship can happen at many levels; nationally or locally at the community level. As a result, books can be removed from schools or libraries. Some groups also turn to book burning as a manner of censorship.