Freedom of Expression in Education
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The paper argues that schools, by their very nature, must encourage free inquiry and free expression of ideas. Oral expression is needed as a learning mechanism, as well as a psychological outlet. The paper argues that schools, both public and private, should provide opportunities for students and teachers to express themselves orally, with the understanding that measures of protection are in place which will allow for this expression.
From the Paper:"In many communities around the country, however, school administrators and librarians are under heavy pressure from religious and other groups to censor what students read and study. Teachers are becoming self-censoring in the selection process, making every effort to make "safe" book choices. These practices aren't eliminating the problem, they're only amplifying it . Educators cannot, for the sake of the students, allow themselves to be pressured into diluting their curriculum into superficial facts."
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Freedom of Expression in Education (2006, February 25) Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/freedom-of-expression-in-education-64086/
"Freedom of Expression in Education" 25 February 2006. Web. 21 December. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/freedom-of-expression-in-education-64086/>