Censorship In Our Schools - A Social Dilemma Analytical Essay

Censorship In Our Schools - A Social Dilemma
A look at "freedom of speech" and the censorship of books in schools.
# 6264 | 2,670 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Hot Topics (Censorship) , Education (General)

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The writer of this paper discusses the censorship of books in schools and how some books are condemned and challenged by schools because of the use of curse words or violence, homosexuality, sex, rebellion, the occult or countless other things. The writer stresses his opinion against censorship in the paper and also his feelings on how it is not only a violation of our freedom of speech, but it infringes on our education and our right to choose what we read.

From the Paper:

"Freedom of speech is the cornerstone upon which the United States was founded. So essential is it to our national identity that it is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. It is essential to democracy. Without it all other rights are diminished to the point where there is no real freedom whatsoever. The freedom to read is a necessary corollary to the freedom of speech; it is also integral to democracy. Yet this most important constitutional liberty is constantly under attack by those who (ironically, often in the name of "freedom") would restrict the rights of others to read what they choose - often for the most ridiculous of reasons. This is a matter of great concern to our society."

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