Marilyn Elias, a Los Angeles journalist, is a frequent contributor to publications of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Her work has been honored with awards from the American Psychological Assn., the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Council on Contemporary Families and Mental Health America.

Articles by Marilyn

Clear Connection

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can effectively miss class, even if they attend every day. Learn to spot this phenomenon and help reverse it.

Hate in the Hallways

Recognizing the history of defamatory symbols can help schools see fewer of them.

Cruel and Unusual

When crisis management techniques like restraint and seclusion become daily practice, kids get hurt.

The Shame Game

Dispelling stigma allows young people to get the mental health support they need.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Policies and practices that favor incarceration over education do us all a grave injustice.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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