Censorship Should NOT be Placed on Books Essay

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Censorship Should NOT be Placed on Books "Censorship... a system under which official censors must give permission before communications of a specified type can lawfully be made" (Wilgoren, 1). Recently censorship has become a major problem in our society. Censorship should not be banned on books. People should not be told they cannot read a book. Unfortunately history has shown that words can be used for ill as well as for good, to destroy lives as well as to enhance them? (Steffens, 9) Words and reading them gives us a better understanding of other peoples views. Censorship should not be placed on books. Every person can find a particular section in a book that they do not agree is appropriate. ?Many local…show more content…
(Lueker, 18+). ?Protecting the freedom to learn is much easier if a school system had adopted formal selection policies to set academic standards and spell out goals...? (Fege, 10-12). Everyone has different views on different books, if every person listens and works together then the freedom of learning will no longer be harmed. Choice is one thing everyone is entitled to. ?The freedom to read or teach any publication is being threatened by well-organized community groups, state legislatures and the courts? (10-12). Members that decide wether a book should be censored or not are people of the school board, government officials or actual censors. The people of these boards meet and decide if the book meets certain standards that do not discriminate. ?The censors are moving against public schools when they teach anything that conflicts with their views? (10-12). ?Using their own criteria of acceptability, today?s censors are often more interested in teaching children what to think, than how to think? (Sipe, 2). Every person may not agree with what the censors views. That may lead to arguments. ?The freedom to read or teach any publication is being threatened by well-organized community groups, state legislatures and the courts? (Fege, 10-12). There is always an alternative. ?... A teacher at the Windsor Forest High School required seniors to obtain permission slips before they could read Hamlet, MacBeth, or King
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