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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.

2016 Annual Report

Current Members

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

Christina Berchini (2018)
(University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)

Joan Bertin (2017)
(New York, NY)

Jean Brown (2018)
(Rhode Island College, Providence)

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

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

Jennifer Farnham (2019)
(Ponte Vedra, FL)

Paula Greathouse (2017) (Incoming Chair, 2017-2020)
(Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville)

Abena Hutchful (2020)
(National Coalition Against Censorship, New York, NY)

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

Risha Leigh Mullins (2017)
(Chandlersville, OH)

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

Gretchen Oltman (Emeritus - 2020)
(Omaha, NE)

Kym Sheehan (Emeritus - 2020)
(Charlotte County Public Schools, FL)

Executive Committee Liaison, Jocelyn Chadwick
(Harvard Graduate of Education, Cambridge, MA)

NCTE Staff Liaison, Millie Davis

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore


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