Do you think that it is:
Well, obviously it's not a good idea for schools to allow access to redtube, so they are necessary to keep schools clean, but as an art student, many a times I see incredible photgraphs I want to print off a school computer having found a picture on google, when, surprise, that website is blocked! Blogs are also blocked for me, which is stupid. If you can detect inappropriate content in other things, why can't you admit the clean blogs? Are only companies who can afford to buy a website allowed to have a voice in schools? Are personal opinions damaging to our fragile young minds? Of course they aren't, it's bullshit and you know it.
And think about youtube. Where else are you going to find videos of Tienanmen Square for a history lesson, The Masque of the Red Death for an English lesson, a video tutorial for drawing tree bark in an art class? Nowhere, that's where. Youtube is an incredible educational tool, yet 99.9% of school filters block it.
There are blogs of people with controversial ideas that we aren't allowed to access. We aren't allowed to look at another individual's right to speak, which is protected by the first amendment. How is that constitutional?
Ok I could write more but I am tired as all hell, just had to get this out there and see what you guys thought
Also my tab key is broken, sorry for the formatting