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OUR FREEDOM TO READ Many rights are guaranteed to us or implied within our constitutional tradition The right to read is one of these and like the other rights it can be used wisely or foolishly To deny the freedom of choice in fear that it may be unwisely used is to destroy the freedom itself Book censorship should not be allowed because the right to read freely enables many students to expand their imaginations and knowledge freedom of inquiry is essential to education in a democracy and teachers are trained to teach controversial material to an age-appropriate audience American schools have been pressured to confine or deny students access to books considered inappropriate by some individual or group based on moral political religious ethnic or racial grounds for many years Recently classics and modern novels have both been attacked and considered controversial or inappropriate for students to read Most would-be book banners act with what they consider to be the highest motives --protecting themselves their families and communities from perceived injustices and evil and preserving the values and ideals they would have the entire society embrace Miner 21 The result however is always the denial of anothers right to read When given the freedom to read the reader is not limited by birth geographic location or time since reading allows meeting people debating philosophies and experiencing events beyond the narrow limitations of an individuals own existence Many modern novels for young adults are centered on issues in the real world of adolescents a world of drugs alcohol divorce gangs premarital sex violence and racism therefore they are deemed inappropriate for reading Both students and parents have the right to demand that education keep students in touch with the reality of the world beyond the classroom doors English teachers must be allowed to teach books whether they are classic or modern that honestly talk of the fears hopes frustrations and joys that are experienced
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