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Link - Student Journalists Reveal a Changing World. Let Them.

Type: Opinion Essay
Source: The New York Times

The high school newspaper is not the enemy of frightened adults. It is one of the few windows they will ever have into what is actually happening in their own children’s world, perhaps in their own children’s hearts. Isn’t that what a parent is supposed to want?

Censoring students like this just frustrates me to no end - even more than banning books. Not much respect from me for the adults who engage in this type of action - they appear to me fearful, incurious, and cowardly. Above all else, they are absolutely failing as educators and parents because of their unwillingness to actually listen to and engage with the thoughts and learning of young people. Or maybe the goal is not learning and thinking at all, just subservience? Prove me wrong.

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