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

One Year After Parkland, A Reminder to Take Pride in Students’ Action

On the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we remember the students and educators we've lost and recognize those who have mobilized their grief into action.

Is Queer OK to Say? Here’s Why We Use It

Queer: pejorative or reappropriated term? Yes and yes. But after members of our community questioned our use of the word, we want to explain.

Why “Both Sides” of a Story Aren’t Enough

Students are capable of processing complex narratives; we just need to give them the tools.

El Ritmo de la Resiliencia

Luego del paso del Huracán María en el 2017, un grupo de artistas puertorriqueños está ayudando a maestros y estudiantes encontrar propósito y estabilidad dibujando el legado de la bomba puertorriqueña.

Teaching the Government Shutdown

Avoid polarized arguments about the federal government shutdown by emphasizing historical context, processes and the shutdown's effect on people across the United States.