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I feel that at school the only restrictions that should be put on the World Wide Web are restrictions to pornographic sites. Even these sites should not be blocked because some harmless sites have web addresses that would seem like a pornographic site but end up being a totally harmless site. With the block at school some of these harmless sites are blocked and therefor limiting the web user who made need information from sites like these. Most students know better than to visit pornographic sites at school. So this block that forbids students to visit most sites just hurts the students learning ability in some cases.
To say that the “bad kids” spend a majority of their time in school, therefore school causes their unacceptable behavior, is naive logic. Holt offers no hard evidence to prove that school is at fault. In one of Holt’s examples, he makes school the scapegoat for student drug use. He reasons that “school is a long lesson in how to turn yourself off,” and students seeking to have an “awareness to the world,... can only find it in drugs” (74). Though this could very well be true in some cases, once again his logic is flawed.
A critic says that children who are “wrong” readers are definitely not recommended to read the Harry Potter series. The series may be a “matter of debate” rather than a “matter of faith” (Aguilar). Book based on mystics and fantasies will change the mindset of the readers and possibly change values of morals. Many people say that reading will only stimulate the mind and enhance one’s reading level. Statistics have proven that reading abilities have increased but has actually plummeted towards the ground.