Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 43, Spring 2013


The School-to-Prison Pipeline

For some K–12 students—particularly students of color—classrooms are not places for learning but places that push them out of school and into the criminal justice system.

The cover story of the Spring 2013 issue examines how educators can recognize and dismantle policies and practices that favor incarceration over education. A related feature story explains how classroom teachers’ daily decisions can divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.

Other critical topics addressed in this Spring issue include prejudicial beliefs against dialects other than Standard English and the separation of church and state in school athletics.

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Mimi's Moms

Creating welcoming classrooms for young children of LGBT families.

Buttoned Down

Are school uniform policies a perfect fit for all students?



A Message From Our Director

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello wants to tell educators that they are valued.
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

The latest in culturally aware literature and resources for teachers of all grades.
Story Corner

Two Pairs of Shoes

When Maggie receives two pairs of shoes for her birthday, she must learn to walk between two cultures.
A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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