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Blast from the Past: Intellectual Freedom

U.S. Supreme CourtDid you know that NCTE has been active in the courts to defend students' right to read? NCTE filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Pico vs. Island Trees, a landmark case that eventually went to the U.S. Supreme Court and ensured that, as the Court ruled in 1982, "Local school boards may not remove books from school library shelves simply because they dislike the ideas contained in these books." 

 Click here for more information on this landmark case.

Something to think about: NCTE continues to act against censorship today, visit the NCTE Anti-Censorship Center for more information. 

Take Action!Take action!  Click here for information on what issues NCTE is currently calling for action and find out how you can get involved.

 

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