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Standing Committee Against Censorship - Previous Revision


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; supporting the anti-censorship service office at headquarters; to develop written guidelines for students' Right to Write, including advice for schools dealing with situations in which student writing is taken as threatening to the safety of other students, where freedom of expression must be weighed against individual or school security; to develop a written position on whether the narrowing of the curriculum that occurs in response to high-stakes testing can be understood as censorship.  Such a position may be related to your Right to Write work, but it may also warrant a separate statement; and to develop a written position on whether the restriction of student language to English may be an act of censorship, and whether schools in which students speak multiple languages but where only English is evident in print materials is an instance of censorship.

2009 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Teri S. Lesesne (2011)
(Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX)

Brandon Abdon (2012)
(Highlands High School, Ft Thomas, KY)

Carol Bedard (2011)
(University of Houston-Downtown, TX)

Christian Bracho (2010)
(Los Altos High School, Hacienda Hgts, CA)

Maridella Carter (2010)
(Blue Springs South High School, MO)

Dwedor Morais Ford (2012)
(Winston-Salem State University, NC)

Cyndi Giorgis (2011)
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Ambika Gopalakrishnan (2012)
(California State University, Los Angeles)

Laretta Henderson (2010)
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Joan Kaywell (2010)
(University of South Florida, Tampa)

Susan Lehr (2011)
(Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)

ReLeah Cossett Lent (2011)
(Morgantown, GA)

Martha Magner (2012)
(Literacy Consultant, Suffern, NY)

Linda T. Parsons (2012)
(Ohio State University, Marion)

Rene Saldana, Jr. (2010)
(Texas Tech University, Lubbock)

Lisa Scherff (2011)
(University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

Executive Committee Liaison, Kylene Beers
(Teachers College, New York, NY)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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