The ethic problem found in the article is that Mr.Lanes doesnt know wether or not to not print Eddies story because he suspects it has something to do with the real life situation at school and is writing the story for some type of revenge. The Community Standard that is involved is the rights of certain people in a Civil Society and why he should censor the story if there is no real actual evidence that the story can hurt anyone since it could just be a coincidence.
THE ETHICAL DILEMMA-- We often feel that freedom is a human right, therefore is fully good. But with this freedom to do good, also comes the freedom to do evil. For example, with freedom of speech, we can speak praise for others, or tear down a person's character. So the question arises, should restrictions on freedom be initiated in order to prevent harmful actions from taking place? But freedom with restrictions is not freedom at all. Perhaps, allowing freedom should be restricted in terms of adding or subtracting from a greater good.
Problem: The journalism teacher must decide between enforcing the student’s right of freedom of speech, or protecting the reputation of another student, who never did anything to deserve being put in the story. Freedom of speech, because it is a constitutional right, is supposed to be a community standard, but in this case, instead of being beneficial, it could ruin the reputation of another student.
the ethical problem is that the teacher must choose to publish a very well written story in the schools newspaper. If he does this it could negatively affect a teacher & student. But the writer demands that the story be published so he can get revenge on the gym teacher. Should the story be published or censored?
The ethical problem in this article is really whether Mr. Lane should follow the letter of the law or the spirit of the law. If Mr. Lane wants to follow the letter of the law, the First Amendment that is, then he will censor the article, then put it to publish. If he wants to follow the spirit of the law, he will leave the article as is, and let the reactions speak for themselves. His main dilemma is weighing the consequences of both publishing the article as is, and the consequences of censoring the story. In this case, there are many possible outcomes to this dilemma, but they all have many pros and cons, as well. The community standard that has been established by society is one of censoring everything, and always being concerned with people’s thoughts on the actions we make daily. I believe it is time to get away from censoring, and speak truly and freely, under the First Amendment, and let people react however they will, without it affecting you.
The ethical issue presented in this article is whether or not Mr. Lane should publish Eddie’s story to the school newspaper. Beth’s possible humiliation (which Mr. Lane has the obligation through the NEA Code to try to not intentionally humiliate/embarrass students), Mr. Waters’ integrity, and even Eddie’s kindness and reputation must be considered when publicizing the story. Perhaps it’s necessary to have such a liberal and honest conversation when there’s a need for the truth to be found since it would just deny others from exporting their judgments and consider it when making their final judgments, but in this case, there is no need for a “truth”, and only unnecessary drama and conflict would be created in the publication of the story. (This concept can also be applied to a possible CS2)
We as Americans have freedom of speech, but if that freedom of speech is hurting or will hurt someone, is it still valid? Does anyone have the right to censure if he/she knows it will hurt someone? And who sets the standard to what hurtful is and how much? When we deny people to make their own decisions, it could prevent people from learning. But maybe that student was too young to take responsibility for its actions and know the consequences to the fullest; maybe they’re not mature enough.
How intellectual freedom should or shouldn't be censored.
The ethic problem is that Mr. Lane does not want to publish Eddies’ paper because it could ‘harm” another student that is in the paper, they could censor Eddies’ paper but they do not want to get rid of Eddies’ freedom of speech.
The ethic problem in this case is that the professor can't decide if he should publish his student work. The problem is that the work is really good but it may affect a person. The student argues that he has freedom of press but his article can affect himself and other students.
Mr. Lane is not able to decide how to react to an issue that can be emotionally harmful to one or several students. Due to the dislike of the student and teacher, “Eddie” creates an uncomfortable environment for them. Mr. Lane clearly likes the way Eddie writes, however he does not want anyone to become hurt, especially if he is the one to blame because of his authority of the magazine.
The ethical issue is whether or not Mr. Lane should post the article. He is in this dilemma because the ethical standards for teachers is to let the student express themselves, however, in the previous article, it tells the teacher not to embarrass the student in front of the class (much less the whole school population). The community standard is making sure that OTHERS feel O.K. about themselves and are not in a chaotic situation, especially while learning.
Should Eddies paper be printed even though it might put another student in harms way? The first amendment secures the freedom of speech but should that rule still apply when the words can harm innocence? I believe the article should be allowed to be published if the victim is kept anonymous, however if the victim is not kept anonymous it would be violating the teachers code by putting a student in harms way. Either way you would be breaking the letter of the law. Therefore you must go with the spirit of the law and allow the article to be published under the name of an anonymous victim.
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Mr. Lane is the faculty adviser for the school magazine, and he’s going over Eddie’s article. Although Mr. Lane is aware of Eddie’s writing capabilities, he is not sure whether or not this article should be published. Eddie’s article is about the rape of a high school student, and he used different names for the characters. Although he used these cover up names, the characterization was so amazingly written that anyone could’ve figured out who the real characters were. In spite of the amazing writing of the article, Mr. Lane feared that it would hurt the people involved. After analyzing the article, Mr. Lane found out that Eddie was trying to seek revenge to John Waters, who was very mean to Eddie during physical education. In the end, Mr.Lane is still trying to debate whether or not to publish the article. When he talks to Eddie about it, Eddie brings up intelligent arguments regarding freedom of speech. This causes Mr. Lane to fall in an even more difficult situation of allowing freedom of speech that could potentially hurt someone or not allow it causing Eddie to be disappointed?
The ethical problem that is involved with this case is whether the teacher should follow the letter of the law and allow the student to do something on his own right that or not allow it in fear of hurting another person. If Mr. Lane allows for Eddie’s article to be turned in, then he would have to be aware that it could potentially hurt and embarrass Beth. As one of the rules in the last case, teachers should not allow their students to be hurt by embarrassment. Mr. Lane was faced with the decision of going with either the letter of the law, or the spirit of the law (the actuality of the law, what it is saying really). In this case, the spirit of the law is the freedom of speech (1st amendment) in which people are free to say what they want regardless of what/who it may hurt.
Perhaps the community standard is to have a society in which everything people say can be said regardless of the worries of how other people will feel. Eddie feels that he should be given the right to publish the article because he is aware of the consequences and wants to say what he has to say (even if it means to hurt Beth).
The problem in this article is basically which one of the ethical codes Mr.Lane must disregard. If he stops Eddie from printing the article, he is restraining his intellectual capabilities and not allowing him the freedom of the first amendment. But on the other side of the spectrum, if he chooses to do nothing and allow the article to be published, it runs the risk of more people being hurt by the story such as Beth, Mr.Waters and even Eddie himself. I believe Mr.Lane should take into consideration how the story will affect the community standard of the school paper and even the school itself. There runs the risk of irreversible damage if it is published, and maybe by harnessing Eddies creative writing skills for another subject, he could all together make the least harmful decision and spare the feelings of others.
Eddie has clearly written an article that could greatly offend and embarrass two people at his school. His journalism teacher has never censored one of his students' articles before, and considers doing so because he thinks it will be beneficial to every party involved, including Eddie.His ethical problem is: should he publish the article to satisfy and reward Eddie for his remarkable writings, or censor it because it is potentially embarrassing to Eddie, Mr. Waters, and Beth. It seems that Mr. Lane is sympathetic for Beth because she is such a nice girl. I doubt that he would give the scenario the same consideration if the student that was victimized was a bully, or the like. At the same time, he is right for trying to help Eddie because he is not an adult, and needs protection. Mr. Lane is trying to follow the standards listed at the beginning of the article, but notes that they may differ due to the case.
The ethical problem that is in this case is that the teacher is having a problem with the student and is denying him the NEA code that states you shouldn’t restrain the student from learning, deny access to different points of view and shouldn’t purposely suppress material important to the students progression. This is because the student is giving his idea by expressing it in an article and the teacher is questioning whether or not the article should or shouldn’t be posted for the greater good of others.
the article is mainly about how children dont think through their actions they only know what they want and dont think how those actions could effect them in the future. Whereas adults think through their actions and evaluate all the possible outcomes. The ethical issue in this paper is that the teacher is assuming something that may not be true. But the teacher is thinking that yes, there is freedom of speech but if that speech could lead to a law suit then hes not willing to risk that chance.
the ethical problem is that should the teacher choose to go with the freedom of speech choice or not letting his student publish this becuase it might harm beth and have an affect at anyone who reads or hears about his article. if you have a negative affect on people than there will be conflict which then will lead not have a community standard.
“Some students would believe the story. Even if they did not, it would not soon be forgotten. Beth would have to live with the humiliation for the next two years. The story was surely very cruel.” The ethical issue to me here is that Mr. Lane is even considering running the story. If it could potentially embarrass or harm a student, it is out of the question. If the teacher could get fired because of this erroneous accusation, then it is out of the question. Regardless of the author’s talent, this shouldn’t be run in the newspaper of the school where the accused attend. Even threats of lawyers and claims of free speech should not sway this decision, because the student is slandering the student and teacher. In the case of Eddie, the community standard is Moral Relativism/ Feelings, and in the case of Mr. Lane it is (troubled) conscience.
Mr. Lane has to decide whether or not to downgrade an incredible work on the premise that it will hurt others. Truly, Eddie could get hurt by the backlash of public animosity, and Beth, the portrayed character, could be the subject of gossip. It is argued that censoring would deny Eddie's rights, but, as Mill claims, Mr. Lane is responsible for the stories he puts out, and if this is offensive, he could get reprimanded. Does Eddie's, Beth's, and the portrayed teacher Mr. Waters' concerns, as well as potential consequences for Mr. Lane, override the need and law for freedom of the press and intellectual freedom?
Mr. Lane is unsure about letting Eddie publish his story in the school newspaper because it may cause Beth to face undeserved humiliation. Eddie had changed both Beth and Mr. Waters names, however due to the fact that the school was small, the students would know of who Eddie was referring to. Mr. Lane told Eddie that he might not allow him to publish it because it would harm a student and because he refused to censor it. A problem that results from this is that Eddie is unable to freely express himself which violates the community standard of free speech, however because his article may harm another, the teacher must protect the other student even if it denys Eddie's point of view.
The ethical problem is whether Mr.Lakes should allow Eddie Riblands article to be published. Mr. Lakes likes Eddies talents in writing and likes the way eddie has written his triangle. However, his characters is purposely related to real people at his school. One of whom is Beth. Mr.Lakes knows that if the article gets published it will come down upon Beth and violates the honor code of teaching saying that they will protect students from harm at all times. He argues with Eddie and they do not come to an agreement. What should be Mr. Lakes decision?
This thing really confused me, butwhat i understood from it was. Why should the teacher not publish the story? Even though it is refering to other students in a negative way. That may be emberassing or considered harassment. the student was just expressing himself freely, and what happened to freedom of speech?? Then again freedom of speech is talking about what percieve an issue as and what yo say about it. This story may not be published because of the fact that it is pointed towards another student, and however that student takes the problem as they may be insulted, humiliated. So i really dont see where to go with this one.
The ethical problem (in the first case) is that Eddie was writing a fictional story with so many realistic factors and double meanings that he does not realize how it could hurt the people his characters resemble most.
Also, an argument that could be made towards Eddie is that yes, there is a freedom of the press, but it was meant for adults who have, by their ages, already matured and know that although there is freedom of the press, there are still limitations and unwritten standardd that are enforce to prevent stuff like this from happening.
The ethical problem of this story is that although Eddie, (as well as anyone else) possesses the right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, he shouldn’t be allowed to publish a story that could damage the reputation of someone else, in this case it is John Waters; even of the story being published is somewhat or partially true. Also, Eddie does not seem to care that he could also damage Beth’s reputation, even though she has done nothing wrong.
The community standard, I believe, is that anyone should be able to publish their own stories or opinions, due to freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
Mr. Lane is stuck in a situation that goes against two things that he believes in. He always allows his students to be creative and explore what they think and want to express in their writings. He has never rejected to publish one of his student's papers but considering the topic and the characters Eddie wrote about, he might have to. Mr. Lane does not know if he should publish Eddies paper or not. Eddie's paper is good and expresses his true emotion on the topic. However, the topic goes into sexuality, which can be offending to some people. Eddie's characters are related to real people which can also lead to a problem. If Mr. Lane were to publish Eddie's story, Beth and Mr. Waters could be offended if gossip and speculation were to happen. If this were to occur, this could create a community standard because there will have to be ethical issues involved to eventually create a civil society. In the article, it says, "Instead, his point is that adults are permitted to restrict the range of children's freedom for the benefit of the child, whereas, such paternalism would be impermissible if directed toward adults" This is basically saying that it is the adults obligation to watch out for their children, or in this case their students, to make sure that they do not get themselves into bad situations or things that could cause trouble for them. This is why Mr. Lane is thinking hard on what to do with Eddie's paper so he can benefit both Eddie and Beth.
In this community standard, a teacher is responsible for making sure a student learns and tries to the best of his or her ability. The teacher is also responsible for preventing and dealing with actions that can harm other individuals. The ethical problem is whether or not a teacher should publish a student's work, which has been written beautifully and shows the best of his ability, knowing that the piece may hurt others.Is it wrong to attempt to avoid an unfavorable situation if it means restricting the student's learning?
The ethical problem of this article is if you should follow ethical standards made by the law even if it means breaking your own ethical standards? The law in this case is freedom of speech, let them right what they want even though it would cause embarrassment to others which is an ethical standard for teachers not to.
The ethical problem presented is whether or not it is right to deny someone their basic rights in order stop a possible pain that may be inflicted onto someone innocent. The community standard involved is that the violation should be completely and totally prohibited unless one may be causing harm to himself or to someone else, no matter if the harm is unintentional. Interference with humanities basic rights circumstantial.
The ethical consideration in this situation is: Should a teacher censor a student’s work on the bases of “preventing greater harm”?
The Community standard that applies to this story is that censorship might be tolerated in cases when the dissemination of certain information may cause harm to the community. Each case should be examined carefully. Although, we live under the appearance of “free speech,” censorship happens all the time. Whether it is the editor of a major newspaper, or an advisor to a school publication as is the case of Mr. Lane, there is a certain amount of responsibility over the impact that the material printed would have on the community. One problem here is that if Mr. Lane ever discussed the reasons Eddie had for writing the story, we don’t know the answer. What if the story is based on reality? As John Stuart Mill wrote in the essay, ‘On Liberty;’ “though the silenced opinion may be an error, it may, and very often does, contain a portion of the truth.” I think it would be OK to censor the article if, and only if, Eddie’s story is entirely fictional, as Mr. Lane seems to think. Otherwise, Mr. Landers owes it to the supposed victim, Sue, and to the rest of the community to dig a little deeper, and if there is doubt, publish the story. He could ask Sue for her opinion prior to censoring the story. “Preventing greater harm” could mean preventing the school’s gym teacher from continuing to abuse Sue or any other student. Not publishing may prevent embarrassment to Mr. Lane and to Sue. As is the case with ethics, there is no easy fix, and one solution does not always apply to every situation.
The ethical issue is, should the teacher run the students original work, or run the censored work.
The ethical problem is whether Mr. Lane should censor Eddie’s story or publish it as it is based on the consequences. Should he harm students because of Eddie’s rights or should he save the people the humiliation and censor the story for the best of everyone? Eddie has rights of freedom to write what he wants and to get it published but the consequences are severe. Reputations will be destroyed and an innocent person will be humiliated for no reason. So if Eddie does fight with his rights being the key to victory, Mr. Lane’s rights to protect the students from harm can fight back just as well. “The question Mr. Lane must ask is not whether Eddie has a right to publish his story regardless of the consequences, but whether the consequences of allowing Eddie to publish the story are better than the consequences of censoring the story.”
HOW CAN THE SOLUTION BE HONEST WHEN THE CONVERSATION IS NOT?
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