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NCTE/SLATE Steering Committee on Social and Political Concerns


To influence public attitudes and policy deci­sions affecting the teaching of English language arts at local, state, and national levels; to implement and publi­cize the policies adopted by NCTE. As part of its political action function, SLATE (Support for the Learning and Teaching of English) will serve as NCTE's intellectual freedom network.

2011 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Sandra Whitaker (2012)
(Dept. of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA)

Region 1: CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

Timothy Shea (2013)
(Millersville University, PA)
Region 2: DC, KY, MD, OH, PA, VA, WV

Clarissa West-White (2011)
(Florida A&M University, Tallahassee)
Region 3: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Jennifer Swisher (2011)
(Edwardsburg High School, MI)
Region 4: IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, ND, SD, WI

Ruthann Harris (2013)
(Wichita High School East, KS)
Region 5: AR, IA, KS, MO, NE, OK

Sonja L. Andrus (2011)
(Collin College, McKinney, TX)
Region 6: LA, NM, TX

Sharon Mitchler (2011)
(Centralia College, WA)
Region 7: AK, AB, BC, ID, MT, OR, SK, WA, WY

Elizabeth Jaeger (2011)
(University of California, Berkeley)
Region 8: AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, UT

Executive Committee Liaison, Ernest Morrell
(Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, NY)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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