NCTE was recognized, along with two partner organizations, for best practice guidelines around literacy education in a recently-introduced bicameral resolution by Chairman Raskin and Senator Schatz recognizing Banned Books Week.
The resolution affirms the United States’ commitment to freedom of expression, while condemning the recent increase of book bans and educational gag orders sweeping the nation. These censorship attempts have impacted NCTE members in K-12 classrooms, universities, and libraries.
NCTE and their members have been leaders in the fight against censorship since the creation of the Intellectual Freedom Center in the early-1950s. More recently, NCTE has uploaded their entire book rationale catalog into a searchable database as part of its This Story Matters campaign exploring the importance of diverse perspectives in books.