Censored students post articles online
September 19, 2000 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Censored students post articles online You can't shut the kids up. The next generation is gonna kick our butts so fast...
posted by owillis (6 comments total)
Good for them.
posted by Tholian at 8:58 PM on September 19, 2000

I feel liberated as a past student, to read this story. I graduated High School in 1998. There are so many things that you see and hear, from education to school safety to drugs, sex, politics... Some of us actually can think, this may be a supprise to some.

These students can not be silenced. There is no justice in silencing someone with a voice that needs to be heard.

Voices that cannot speak will eventually lead to a built up anger and hostility, this makes us shut out education, respect for teachers and fellow students..

I'm not saying that a student should have free will to post any old grudge, or slaying school remarks. If they want to speak it should be done by following the rules of the news, with style and class.

Thats my point.


posted by freakchild at 9:00 PM on September 19, 2000

"I'm not saying that a student should have free will to post any old grudge, or slaying school remarks."

That's rather scary, really.

Care to elabourate?
posted by holloway at 3:14 AM on September 20, 2000

Meaning, They shouldnt be able to post any rude, marks against the school, its faculty etc.. not in the "kill, murder" sence.

If they are allowed to write as news papers write, truthfully, then I agree.. but they should NOT be able to say,

for example..

"My School Sucks ass.. I hate classes.. I want to burn the school to the ground cuse' it sux".

Thats what I meant by "slaying school remarks". Perhaps my english wasn't so good in High School.. Thats probaby why I became a computer programmer..


posted by freakchild at 12:07 PM on September 20, 2000

Hmm, still rather scary.

When a kid isn't allowed to say that school sucks and they hate classes, we're in dangerous territory.

posted by rory at 5:26 PM on September 20, 2000

Um, it's just talk. There are well established laws in most countries when it comes to threatening people or property - I don't understand not allowing kids to mouth off at the school.

"My School Sucks ass.. I hate classes..".

I don't see anything vaguely wrong with that being published anywhere online. Where you get into the ground of censoring expression it's all rather invasive.

My school was a violent place chock-a-block full of mean teachers (i'm 21 now). I really don't know what was going on there but two teachers killed themselves, a few left mid-year. School was screwy, that's just a fact. Why shouldn't I be able to say so?

It reminds me of Freenet and how although anyone can say anything it really doesn't mean shit without facts to back yourself.

Scary scary monsters.

posted by holloway at 2:45 AM on September 21, 2000

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