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Sunday, March 26, 2006

A Thousand Words: Censorship

A Thousand Words: Censorship

A poignant discussion of censorship in schools. As a child, I often wondered why my rights were limited simply due to age. Nobody ever even brings up this issue, especially as it relates to schools. I am sick and tired of schools trying to parent their students. For example, Bay City Central High School will remove all of its pop machines next year due to the fact that pop is detrimental to the health of its students.

There are several things I find wrong with this:

1.) The school is removing a source of revenue during a time of financial hardship.
2.) There is a 7-Eleven right down the street from the school and Bay City Central High School has an open campus during lunch. Drinks are cheaper there anyway, so what is stopping the students from going there now?
3.) Bottled water, diet pop, and sports drinks aren't nearly as bad for a person as regular pop.
4.) How are students ever going to take responsibility for their own health when decisions are arbitrarily made for them?
5.) What ever happened to free speech and freedom of expression?

I find this decision absolutely disgusting. Why can't the school bring in healthier alternatives? What is stopping the school from stocking the vending machine with healthier alternatives? I just don't get the whole thing.

More later.



At 9:38 PM, Blogger Elpidia García said...

Hola Lindsay,

Encontré tu blog a través de Technorati y para mi sorpresa estoy en tu lista de enlaces. Me gusta el sentido crítico de tu blog y te visitaré de ahora en adelante.


At 8:35 PM, Blogger russelllindsey said...

Gracias para su comentario! Necesito todos los comentarios posibles y practicar mi espanol.

Gracias otra vez!




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