Ever sense we enter our first day of kindergarten we are told that school is a place of pure knowledge and learning. We begin to accept everything the teachers tell us as the gospel truth giving schools a sort of “control [over] matter because [they] control the mind” (Orwell 264 265). The schools further extend their control by punished students who question what teaches say by sending them to the office for insubordination.as students we are told that nothing is being kept from and all knowledge is available to us. All we need to do is simply ask a question or go to our school library. What we are not told is that in the “recent past decade, 5,099* challenges” (Frequently challenged books) were made to books in schools for themes of “sexually explicit material offensive language... unsuited to age group… violence… homosexuality” (Frequently challenged books). Books...
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