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litlady Donating Member (360 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 08:20 AM
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12. Censorship...
I teach college English. Though there are many reasons, censorship is but one reason why I would not want to teach high school!

I remember the most disturbed I was by literature in high school and it was the play Equus, complete with masturbation and animal torture. But yes, high school students know violence and they know sex. It is unbelievable that there are (still!) so many banned books throughout the country. Google "banned books" and you will find numerous examples of books banned for various reasons.

Sheltering children, especially high schoolers, is more dangerous than them reading a book. "Harmful material to a minor"? Try video games, music, movies, society as a whole!
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