Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 66, Spring 2021

Cover of ‘Teaching Tolerance’ magazine, Spring 2021 issue.

We know white supremacy is woven into the fabric of American culture and society. It’s also woven into our education system. In the Spring 2021 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, we trace some of the threads of white supremacy through classrooms and schools—and how students, educators and others are working to break those threads. 

Read this issue for stories about how white supremacy appears in curricula and policies, even in teacher training programs. Learn how educators and students are working to dismantle it in their communities. 

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Features

The Fight for Ethnic Studies

Across the country, advocates are working to ensure K-12 students have the opportunity to take ethnic studies courses.

It Was Always About Control

When schools closed due to coronavirus, educators and students made big changes to adapt to distance learning. Too many policies didn’t change at all.

What Educators Can Do in 100 Days

At the start of a new administration, we can all recommit to working for equity in schools. Members of the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board suggest some ways to get started.

Departments

Down the Hall

Demystifying the Process

Special education consultant Veronica Menefee on the need to demystify the process of securing educational equity for all.
Staff Picks

What We're Watching

Dim the lights and get ready to learn with these TT-approved films!
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

The Night Before the Dream

Bea’s family have traveled from far and wide to hear Dr. King—and plan how they’ll make his dream a reality.
One World

Derrick A. Bell Jr.

“Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.”
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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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