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Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English


To investigate and make recommendations to counteract racism and racial bias in teaching materials, methods, and programs for language arts,  English, and humanities and to recommend to the NCTE Executive Committee considerations related to professional learning and practice regarding teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students, with the assistance of appropriate scholars and experts, as well as careful documentation from the research base for the recommendations.

2016 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Katie Dredger (2018)
(James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA)

Crystal L. Beach (2018)
(Buford High School, GA)

Michelle Falter (2019)
(North Carolina State University, Raleigh)

Lorena German (2018)
(The Khabele School, Austin TX)

Richard Gorham (2019)
(Lawrence High School, MA)

Lynne T. Jefferson (2017)
(Saint Augustine's University, Raleigh, NC)

Jazmen Moore (2019)
(Chicago Math & Science Academy, IL)

Iris Ruiz (2018)
(University of California, Merced)

Sahar Shafqat (2019)
(Lane Tech High School, Chicago, IL)

Holly Spinelli (2019)
(Somers High School, Lincolndale, NY)

Kathleen C. Colantonio Yurko (2018)
(The College at Brockport, NY)

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

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore


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