3 Responses to “I read blocked blogs”

  1. Interesting question. I would definitely be opposed to literature like Catcher In The Rye being on a banned list, and I worked in the Middle-East where any pro-Jewish literature was banned (Anne Frank’s diary) and also books that portrayed anything haram in a positive light e.g. pigs in Animal Farm. The internet one is tough though.

    If you fancy a light look at some funny teaching stories then please check this out:

    http://lovelanguageloveliterature.com/tag/teaching/

  2. Hi! My name is Sammi. I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Al. I will be summarizing my visits to your blog with a post on my class blog on 10/12/14. My Twitter name is @PoiseRed. Mr McLeod, thank you for bringing this subject to light. I too, oppose censorship of reading material. I do not believe that certain books should be banned in school. I looked over the banned list of books and found that I have read over half of them. It did not give me a distorted view of how things were in the past; nor did it make me feel uncomfortable about certain topics. What some school systems (and parents) should realize is that they are hurting students by not exposing them to how things were in the past. They must not block history. Students have a right to read and I will encourage my students to do just that. Websites, categorize as social media, should not be banned. These tools can be used to gather information for a project or get great ideas to start one. If used in a positive way, these websites and others like it, can enhance a student’s academic journey.

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