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In Some Ways Censoring Students Publications They Should & They Shouldnt. They Should, Because Schools Should Have Some Input On What Students Write & Have To Say So That, Something Students May Not Know About Thats Bad The School Probably Does & Could Save The Students From Getting In Trouble Or Legal Issues. They Shouldn't Because Of The 1st Amendment, Freedom Of Speech. They Should Have The Right To Say Anything They Have To Say Or Feel They Need To Talk About.
Though censorship is a touchy and contraversial issue i feel as though it is necessary to maintain order at the school.
If school newspapers weren't censored a student could put in a gossip column about someone else. When the person being talked about reads it there could be trouble. It is stated that 1st ammendment rights are limited in schools.
While people feel that their rights are being violated it is the only way to keep order and prevent chaos.
Freedom is freedom. Taking away free speech is breaking the law. Students should be able to say what they feel. By not allowing this students could lose a very important part of themselves. IMAGINATION. Sensoring kids can strain their potential and keep them from being who they really are.
Freedom Of Speech is one of the first Amendments in the Constitution, but schools are starting to seem like it doesn't exist. If school is to prepare us for life, with their censoring of opinions, many students will grow up thinking it's the right thing to not express your voice or opinions on subjects, never standing up for what they believe is right or wrong.
The voice of the young people is just as important as every one elses. If students want to express themselves openly, and blatant, they should be able to do so. In the event that an administrator, or staff member is opposed to something that the students post, then they should approach the student and talk about the situation at hand.
I feel that supressing anyones thoughts is wrong. Students should feel free to say what they feel. By not allowing this you're taking away the very essence of that child and his or her imagination. This leads sometimes to depression, anxiety and other defeciencies.
Let Speech Reign.
Should school districts be dictating how, when and if a teacher can use a speech that is given by our very own President of the United States?
Interesting Censorship in a free country.
Education should have the goal of affecting the whole child and as part of that education process students need to be taught how to communicate ethically as well as grammatically, creatively, and productively. If children did not need training, then they could be free to do whatever they pleased. But the truth is, children do need mentors and coaches to help them build character, skills, and appropriate communication techniques so they can survive in a competitive and demanding world.
Students often think that what they hear in the media is appropriate for formal language development. Educators need to explain the difference between formal and informal, social and presentational, and commercial or business and interpersonal communication modes (among others). The foundation of all these communication modes, in my opinion, is the proper use of etiquette, parts of speech, grammar, and respect. Once mastered, deviations from these foundations may provide older students with appropriate outlets for expression and creativity.
I'm surprised that your choices are so limited. I think that students should be allowed freedom of speech, but within clearly defined guidelines, which should be discussed and understood by all. These would include: profanity and violent or pornographic material would be unacceptable. Open discussion within the student-teacher community might come up with other guidelines. The purpose of a student publication should be to teach the students how to express themselves, and part of this is understanding that communication is the purpose of a publication. Self-expression for the purpose of venting one's feelings belongs in the realms of literature or therapy, not journalism. Students need to understand the basic idea that communication requires formulating and stating your ideas--even though they may be critical--in a way that is not offensive, because offensive language doesn't convince or persuade anyone of anything. It just gives a bad impression of the person expressing the ideas. Thank you for the question.
I so agree with you, because you could also get all of the information about the school. Like adding practices and games in the paper. I a in volleyball and I would like it if we could add all of the game schedules so people know where they are so they can attend. I think that I am going to start a schools newspaper.