Efforts to suppress controversial views or ideas are educationally and constitutionally suspect. Censorship is not easy to define. As many commentators have observed, a democracy relies on an informed and critical electorate to prosper.
The bill, which arrived as the session wound down, went nowhere. Other jurisdictions have been pressed to revise the science curriculum, the content of history courses, sex education, drug and alcohol education, and self-esteem programs. If professional educators can articulate a legitimate pedagogical rationale to maintain such material in the curriculum, it is unlikely that an effort to remove it would be successful.
In May, Prosper High School Principal John Burdett terminated the contract of school newspaper advisor Lori Oglesbee-Petter, who has advised student papers for over three decades, after several incidents in which Burdett forced the Eagle Nation Online to remove content.
Indeed, for such adults a pristine vision of youth often forms a wall between themselves and any adolescents they happen to know.
These are lofty goals, and certainly do not associate with censorship for those committing the act. Distinguishing Censorship from Selection: Most of the remainder are aimed at public libraries. Education in a democratic society requires developing citizens who can adapt to changing times, make decisions about social issues, and effectively judge the performance of public officials.
By curtailing ideas that can be discussed in class, censorship takes creativity and vitality out of the art of teaching.
Profanity, however, is only one of many grounds on which books are challenged. Censorship is an attitude of mistrust and suspicion that seeks to deprive the human experience of mystery and complexity.
Censorship in schools seems to come from a desire to ensure that our children grow up making the choices and following the beliefs that we desire for them by removing any other options.
As long as they were not motivated by hostility to the idea of teaching about evolution, this would not ordinarily be deemed censorship. Acceding to pressure to censor in this situation can be tantamount to endorsing one moral or religious view over another.
But it may be good for these fans to also get confirmation that the uncensored versions of the series will be available to simulcast on a later date, and that those who do not want to find the series through unsavory or illegal means will be able to want the full monty version of the series will be able to do so soon.
This makes self-monitoring nearly impossible. Kuhlmeieris the case most relied upon in debates over alleged censorship. There are practical and educational as well as legal reasons to adhere as closely as possible to the ideals of the First Amendment.
The Effects of Censorship While the attempt to keep children pure for as long as possible is admirable, it takes the form of leaving gaping holes in their education, if not academically, then about life. Rapid social, political, and technological changes have escalated controversy over what and how schools should teach.
Students cannot claim, for instance, that they have the right to have incorrect answers to an algebra quiz accepted as correct, nor can teachers claim a right to teach anything they choose. Thus, educators frequently face a daunting task in balancing the educational needs of a diverse entire student body while maintaining respect for individual rights.
Based on personal views, some parents wish to eliminate material depicting violence, others object to references to sexuality, others to racially-laden speech or images. It is highly improbable that a school official who relied on these principles and refused to accede to pressures to censor something with educational value would ever be ordered by a court of law to do so.Funimation's stance on the current censorship of High School DxD Hero is as such (via moderator SpacemanHardy): "During the simulcast, FUNimation and Crunchyroll only have access to the censored broadcast TV masters given to them by Japan.
Contrary to popular belief, FUNimation and Crunchyroll DO NOT censor the show themselves; they can only use what the Japanese producers offer them in. The original photo (L) of Wall Township High School student Grant Berardo, and how the image appeared in the school's yearbook.
Courtesy of Joe Berardo A high school yearbook adviser in New Jersey was suspended indefinitely after two students had their Donald.
(Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) By Moriah Martin brought news of the censorship to said the Falconer normally runs stories one would expect of a high school newspaper — recent. Last year, I wrote an article about censorship in schools for my own school newspaper after witnessing countless great ideas shot down because they were considered to be "too controversial.
A New Jersey high school yearbook adviser has been suspended amid an investigation into censorship allegations over photos and a quotation that were altered to remove references to President Trump, according to news reports.
Tempe Union High School 9th Cir. ). The outcome of censorship cases often depends on the factual context, how competing interests are balanced, and in some cases motive.
As a result, decisions vary widely, and the same action can be upheld in one district and struck down in the next.Download