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 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.

More Than a Name: Teaching Historic Firsts

When teaching students about barrier breakers, don’t just teach “who”; teach “why.”

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.