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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, ReLeah Cossett Lent (2014)
(Morgantown, GA)

Darryn Diuguid (2015)
(McKendree University, Lebanon, IL)

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

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

Janet Lynne Holmes (2014)
(Clay-Chalkville Middle School, Trussville, AL)

Jeffrey Kaplan (2014) Incoming Chair (2014-17)
(University of Central Florida, Orlando)

Joan Kaywell (2015)
University of South Florida, Tampa)

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

Suzanne Metcalfe (2015)
(A.J. Dimond High School, Anchorage, AK)

Connie Nagel (2016)
(Bettendorf, IA)

Gretchen Oltman (2016)
(Papillion, NE)

Carol L. Revelle (2014)
(University of North Texas, Denton)

Kym Sheehan (2015)
(Charlotte County Public Schools, Port Charlotte, FL)

Paula Taylor-Greathouse (2015)
(Riverview High School, Sarasota, FL)

Executive Committee Liaison, Sandy Hayes
(Becker Middle School, MN)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters


Joan Bertin (2017)
(New York, NY)

Frank H.W. Edler (2017)
(Lincoln, NE)

Risha Leigh Mullins (2017)
(Chandlersville, OH)

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