Paula began her career as a high school social studies teacher in California and later became the Program Director at the Center for Ethics and Education in 2015. McAvoy’s research focuses on the aims of schooling in a democratic society, and she has recently used the tools of moral and political philosophy to consider cases of cultural and religious accommodation, the aims of sex education, and the ethics of teaching about politics in schools.

Articles by Paula

Polarized Classrooms

Understanding political divides can help students learn to bridge them.
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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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