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English Reading Practice – Freedom of Expression

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Stan is in the grade. He 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, ?"

Mr. Acker 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 about them."

"," 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."

"Whatever," Stan again, but then he looks at Benjamin and says, " Benjamin."

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 them.