Throughout its 100 years of leadership in literacy education, NCTE has supported diverse perspectives and languages. NCTE and its members have spoken out against the diversity issues in Arizona, including the 2012 removal of seven books from the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).
"It's unacceptable for state and local officials to deny students a rich and diverse curriculum presented under the guidance of qualified teachers."
-- NCTE Executive Director Kent Williamson
"Our professional community is rising to this challenge and by sharing our knowledge and expertise, we can show that sustainable progress in literacy learning will be made when local educators have the freedom to collaborate and choose how best to approach critical instructional decisions. " -- Keith Gilyard, NCTE President, February 9, 2012
Official NCTE Position Statements and Guidelines related to standards
These standards were originally published in 1994 by NCTE and IRA. They were updated in 2009.
A variety of books, web seminars, and other standards-related products are also available in the NCTE Online Store.
The James R. Squire Office has published several Policy Briefs which incorporate a wide-ranging amount of research findings grouped around topics of interest in contemporary educational concerns.