Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 65, Fall 2020

Cover of Fall 2020 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine.

The right to vote. The right to an education. The right to life and liberation. Students and educators are at the forefront of these fights—and they always have been. And that’s what the Fall 2020 issue of Teaching Tolerance is all about.

Read this issue for stories about fighting youth voter suppression, protecting students from immigrant families through sanctuary schools and districts, countering weaponized whiteness in schools—and an illuminating interview with Tiffany Jewell, author of This Book Is Anti-Racist. You’ll also find a very special One World Poster that you can download and print to clearly affirm: Black Lives Matter.

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School as Sanctuary

Immigrant and refugee students and families are under threat. Many schools have joined a movement to protect them.


Why I Teach

I Teach for Black Girls Like Me

Bria Wright understands the impact one teacher can have—to help or to harm. Here’s how she carries that understanding into her classroom.
Down the Hall

Understanding the Why

Maribel Valdez Gonzalez explains why project-based learning is key to engaging, authentic, equitable education.
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

Teaching Tolerance loves to read! Check out a few of our favorite books for diverse readers and educators.
Story Corner

Min Jee’s Lunch

When a classmate says Min Jee’s Korean lunch is “how everyone got sick,” will her friends speak up?
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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