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Cultural and Language Rights in Arizona - Previous Revision

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

NCTE Press Releases

English Council Raises Its Voice to Protest Tucson, Arizona, Book Censorship

NCTE Speaks Out on Arizona Department of Education Ruling on Teacher Speech

NCTE Executive Committee Moves 2012 Phoenix Convention to Las Vegas

 

NCTE Positions

CCCC Statement on Students' Right to Their Own Language

The Student's Right to Read

NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

More NCTE Position Statements 

 

Articles

The Battleground for America's Narrative: An Annotated Bibliography of the 84 Banned Books in Arizona

Early History of the NCTE Latino/Chicano Caucus

 

News

The Dismantling of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson Schools, CNN, January 22, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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

 

 

NCTE Position Statements

Official NCTE Position Statements and Guidelines related to standards

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

These standards were originally published in 1994 by NCTE and IRA. They were updated in 2009.

 

Books and Products

A variety of books, web seminars, and other standards-related products are also available in the NCTE Online Store.

NCTE Policy Briefs

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.

 

 

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