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English Reading Practice – Freedom of Expression
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Stan is in the
a bully and picks on younger kids. Lately, Stan
on Benjamin, a shy fourth-grader.
Today, on the playground,
makes fun of Benjamin's clothes. He makes
of the trailer that Benjamin lives in. He says Benjamin is
outer space, and many of the other kids laugh.
. Acker, a teacher, overhears this. He tells Stan to
Stan says, "What? I have a right to say
is on my mind! You teach about that, Mr.
! I believe it is called the freedom of expression,
his head. "No, Stan, this is
right. The freedom of expression does not give you
right to be a bully. It does not give
the right to hurt people or to say false
," Stan argues. "I just express myself."
, not whatever," Mr. Acker continues. "We learn about human
so that we can help people, not so that
can hurt them. With rights come
. We must
these rights for good, not for evil."
again, but then he looks at Benjamin and says, "
Mr. Acker thinks maybe some of his explanation
through to Stan, but it is obvious from the
on the other kids' faces that it got through