From 2000-2009, there have been reported 5,099 challenges (“Top”). 5,099 books that people felt were shameful and wanted them off the shelves at libraries and schools so students can’t read them. What some of these parents or teachers don’t know is that they are taking away student’s freedom of choice and the right to do what they want. Parents censor books student’s read for unnecessary reasons, so the student won’t get insight on different material and believe unrealistic situations. In Fahrenheit 451, the parents in our society are the government in theirs.
Someday those fictional books could become history books. Every great government has its downfall, and censorship could be the cause of it. For instance, a form of censorship that is happening right now all over the country in many schools is the banning of certain books in school libraries/ classrooms. This could very well lead to something more major because people don't like the idea of having their rights taken away from them. Also because the government is controlling what kids can and cannot read.
In schools around the nation, many books have been banned from the teaching curriculum. Some of them deserve to be banned due to the explicit content only suited for adults. Some books like the Harry Potter series, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Hunger Games. Granted, there are language issues in Catcher and Huckleberry Finn, but that language exists everywhere. The censorship should not be as strict as it is because many great books are being banned that students should be reading in order to gain an understanding on who some great writers were.
From 2000-2009, there have been reported 5,099 challenges (ALA). 5,099 books that people felt were shameful and wanted them off the shelves at libraries and schools so students can’t read them. What some of these parents or teachers don’t know is that they are taking away student’s freedom of choice and right to do what they want. Parents censor books student’s read for unnecessary reasons so the student won’t get insight on different material and believe unrealistic situations. In Fahrenheit 451, the parents in our society are the government in theirs.
The three main reasons why people shouldn’t text and drive are that many people get hurt or killed, society’s negative feelings about this problem and what can be done to prevent this crime. Texting while driving should be illegal is because it causes it causes horrible wrecks. Texting while driving is a lot more dangerous than drinking while driving. Talking on the phone or texting while driving delays reactions. “Talking on the cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as a seventy year old.
We have to stop school shootings from being so devastating; teachers are our answer to this problem. School shootings rarely occur, but when that first shot is fired, there is no turning back. There has been many people trying to solve this problem, but the only solution that would work is slight different. Although most people do not want guns in schools, teachers will be our best security when they are armed with a firearm. The simplest solution to this problem is to outnumber the bad guy with good guys armed with guns.
Censorship in schools is a major crisis. Books across the US are being pulled from shelves because of school boards wanting to censor them. People who want to censor books in the school systems would be taking away important practice in vital writing skills, as well as depriving students of the First Amendment rights to free thought and expression. The most important question that people ask is concerning censorship is not whether it should be used, rather how it should be used (Nakaya 16). Because of this, the challenge most anywhere is to attempt to remove, or if possible restrict, books based on the objections of a person or group (American Library Association 1 of 2).
It is illegal to text while driving in most U.S. states, but what does that change? “In fact, such bans are associated with a slight increase in the frequency of insurance claims filed under collision coverage for damage to vehicles in crashes” (HLDI). Many people associate the bans of cell phone usage while driving with the increase of moto accidents in the nation. People do not take the bans seriously because they do not think that it is a serious situation due to the fact that nothing has ever happened to them regarding the issue. The laws that have been passed and enforced should make for a decrease in some area of the problem but it seems as though things have only gotten worse.
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.
Every year books are ban from being read in public schools and libraries. Why would schools ban books that are important to literature? Don’t books help students increase their wide realm of knowledge in all around areas of literature? Public schools are banning books due to their inappropriate actions, words being used, and them being challenging for most students to read. Instead of reading these kinds of books they choose to pick safer and non-challenging books for their students.