Welcome to the Intellectual Freedom Homepage

WSRA supports intellectual and academic freedom as a cornerstone of our democracy. WSRA has a long-standing support of intellectual and academic freedom. WSRA supports helping students develop critical perspectives which include interpretation and evaluation of what is read, viewed and heard. This is vital to literacy and our mission.

Resources to Support Intellectual Freedom

WSRA Revised Intellectual Freedom Position Statement (coming soon)

International Literacy Association (ILA)
800 Barksdale Road
P.O. Box 8139
Newark , DE 19711-8139

WSRA is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. ILA provides the public with resources on critical issues.


Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
4290 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison , WI 53706
(608) 263-3720

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center of UW Madison has excellent resources to support intellectual freedom. The CCBC have been annual presenters at WSRA’s Conference.


American Library Association ( ALA )
Freedom to Read Foundation
50 East Huron St.
Chicago , IL 60611
(312) 280-4224 or
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4224

The American Library Assoc is the largest library organization in the world. ALA has a wealth of resources supporting intellectual and academic freedom.


National Council Teachers of English (NCTE)
1111 Kenyon Road
Urbana , IL 61801-1096
(800) 369-6283 ext.400

“All students have the right to materials and educational experiences that promote open inquiry, critical thinking, diversity in thought and expression, and respect for others.” NCTE

The National Council of Teachers of English provides resources supporting intellectual and academic freedom.


Pen America 
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-1660 


“Founded in 1922, PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.”


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
131 W. 43rd St.
New York , NY 10036
(212) 944-9800

People for the American Way
200 M St., NW - Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-2381



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