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Toluna

Toluna

  39 months ago

Should parents or other adults be able to ban books from schools and libraries?
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While reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in school, teachers often spend full class periods discussing a very important issue: Mark Twain's use of the 'n' word throughout the book. It's important to not only explain that the book must be looked at through the context of the time period but also what Twain was trying to do with his story. He was trying to reveal the plight of the slave and he was doing so with the vernacular of the time.

Students may make wisecracks, but it's important to address their humor with information. Do you believe we should have certain books banned or is it ok to go through whatever books for academic reasons?
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kslick

  38 months ago
No......Wasn't it Hitler who banned books? We should allow freedom of speech--- who decides which books are banned anyway?
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tracybartko

  38 months ago
No. But I would assume that they would be reading age appropriate material.
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floorwax84

  38 months ago
NO. If your child isn't reading age appropriate material, maybe its time the parenting should take place. AT HOME.
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reno876

  38 months ago
No
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Binky2go

  38 months ago
NO! The more we take away things in history that offends us, the more we change history to the point like it never happened. Let it stand as a lesson to us all, to know what NOT to do again. You can't teach history selectively, that's how history distorted politics, slavery, Native Americans and the true story of how political parties got started by purposely omitting facts
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brendathomas232

  38 months ago
not at all
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brotherjude-new

  38 months ago
No! the learning experience is too important to hide behind censorship.
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Cashton2018

  39 months ago
Students should be able to read any and every book because they can learn so many lessons from the banned books that aren't in books that students are allowed to read. It's up to everyone else to interpret the way they want to.
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E8673566

  39 months ago
Absolutely not! Books are all welcome and It is up to each one of us to interpretate
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boufiedog

  39 months ago
yes
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