Censorship Of Academic Materials



There is an epidemic in our country, and it is growing stronger daily.
Someone is not being allowed to live her/ his life to the fullest degree
because of this disease. Its traits can be found in every city, town, and
state across the country. No, this epidemic is not AIDS or cancer: however,
if left alone, its long term effects can be just as detrimental. The name
of the epidemic is censorship, and last year, the number of censorship
cases in the school systems across America reached a new high because
certain interest groups feel they know what is best for students to think.
The censorship of academic materials must be banned because no group has
the right to impose its ideas of ...

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feminism, teen
rebelliousness, AIDS, homosexuality, the negative African-American
experience, and non-Christian viewpoints. The overwhelming majority of book
objections come from parents in the community who have no authority on what
should be censored and what should not be censored (Clark 54). Deanna Duby,
director of educational policy for the American Way, expects censorship to
be on the rise in the future. (Solin 98).
The fundamental purpose of schools is to allow everyone to have the
opportunity to learn, Thus, whenever a school system denies a student
materials because of censorship, that school system is acting against its
original purpose. School libraries are a distinctively American institution,
invented to insure that lack of money to buy books would never mean that
anyone was denied the chance to learn. "The American Library Association
has long believed that it is the responsibility of libraries to furnish to
the public widest range of materials" (Opp. Views. ...

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