1970 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
The National Council of Teachers of English welcomes the publication of the report by the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography because it offers an opportunity to study this important and perplexing issue in contemporary society. Before making judgments on its value, it is obviously necessary to give it a full and careful reading. Be it therefore
Resolved, that the National Council of Teachers of English go on record as deploring the recent attacks by the President and the Vice President of the United States and by some members of Congress on the report by the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, attacks begun prior to full public and private knowledge of the report and centered on portions removed from the context of the full report; and
that the National Council of Teachers of English urge its members and concerned commissions and committees to read carefully the Commission’s report.
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