Cory is a senior writer for Teaching Tolerance. He has experience in both the newsroom—as a former sports journalist—and the classroom, where he has provided reading intervention and tutoring for K–6 students from rural Kentucky to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Articles by Cory

Teaching the Election: How to Stay Nonpartisan

Staying nonpartisan doesn’t mean staying quiet.

Federal Agencies Want to Erase Trans Identities; Don’t Erase Them in Your School

An effort led by the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to narrowly define gender and deny Title IX rights to transgender and nonbinary students. This is a serious threat to student well-being. Here’s how educators can counter it, starting now.

The Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Has Inspired a Dangerous Defense

Calls for due process are understandable. But dismissing allegations of sexual assault as typical teenage behavior sends a dangerous message to all young people.

Jamel Myles Deserved Better

A 9-year-old boy died by suicide last week after enduring anti-gay bullying at school. It’s an all-too-familiar story—and the time to take these action steps toward a more inclusive school environment is now.

Having the Talk

Jeremiah and Noelle's teacher wants them to talk to their families about voting. What they learn from those conversations takes everyone by surprise.