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Standing Committee Against Censorship


To solicit and receive reports of censorship incidents from NCTE members, constituent groups, and sources outside the Council; to serve as a resource on current patterns of censorship; to continue to raise awareness of censorship issues; to serve as an advisory committee to NCTE Headquarters considering the kinds of support and services that an Intellectual Freedom/Anti-Censorship Center could provide; to promote policies for literature adoption that allay the possibility of censorship; to help NCTE develop rationales for the teaching of controversial texts, and to develop a white paper that further explores students' right to write and all of its implications.

2014 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Jeffrey Kaplan (2017)
(University of Central Florida, Orlando)

Joan Bertin (2017)
(New York, NY)

Annamary Consalvo (2018)
(University of Texas at Tyler)

Brooke Boback Eisenbach (2018)
(Lesley University, Cambridge, MA)

Barry Gilmore (2016)
(Hutchison School, Memphis, TN)

Wendy Glenn (2016)
(University of Connecticut, Storrs)

Paula Greathouse (2018)
(Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville)

Yvette R. Hyde (2018)
(Covington Education Center, Covington, LA)

William D. Kemp (2016)
(Albany, NY)

Risha Leigh Mullins (2017)
(Chandlersville, OH)

Connie Nagel (2016)
(Bettendorf, IA)

Gretchen Oltman (2016)
(Papillion, NE)

Jonathan Rogers (2018)
(Iowa City High School, IA)

ReLeah Lent (Emeritus)
(Morgantown, GA)

Kym Sheehan (Emeritus)
(Charlotte County Public Schools, FL)

Executive Committee Liaison, Susan Houser
(St. Petersburg, FL)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore


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