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Resolution on Censorship and [Nonprint] Media

1990 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

Background

NCTE members who proposed this resolution pointed to the important role that the NCTE statement "The Students' Right to Read" has played in recent decades, as a resource for educators facing challenges to the use of print materials in English language arts classrooms. They observed that increased classroom use of electronic media such as videotape and laser discs is triggering new challenges from groups and individuals objecting to aspects of these materials. Be it therefore

Resolution

Resolved, that the National Council of Teachers of English develop guidelines to assist teachers and school districts involved in censorship disputes concerning use of videotapes, laser discs, and other nonprint media.

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