Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 12, Fall 1997

Cover art by Betty La Duke

From the Archive

Teaching Tolerance—an award-winning magazine dating back to 1991—has reached millions of educators and countless classrooms over the years.

These stories reflect nearly three decades of educating for a diverse democracy and an ever-evolving quest to ensure every child has an equitable school experience.

Issues have come and gone, but one thing remains the same: Educators, students and school leaders continue to inspire us and each other with their innovation, resourcefulness and passion.

Enjoy this glimpse into our past, which informs our present. And be sure to spend some time with our more current issues.

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Nations Within

American Indian scholar Karen Gayton Swisher envisions effective education for all Indian children
Rosa Hernández Sheets

No Laughing Matter

Young people who are overweight can face a lifetime of discrimination
David Aronson
Illustration by Craig Fraizer

Break the Silence

Gay and straight students in Massachusetts team up to make a difference
Lisa Bennett
Illustration by Arthur E. Giron

Puppy Love

Animal care helps Los Angeles middle schoolers practice patience and cooperation
Alexandra Pollyea

Musical Chairs

Booming Las Vegas schools struggle to make a place for everyone
Jim Carnes



The Age of Ubuntu

The editor of Teaching Tolerance reflects on social change in South Africa.