Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 31, Spring 2007

Cover art by James Ransome

Central High School and the Little Rock Nine

Fifty years after the Little Rock Nine integrated Central High, Teaching Tolerance looks back and ponders the present, taking readers from Arkansas to the Supreme Court to answer this question: How does this historic moment inform the present and future of school integration and equitability?

The Spring 2007 issue also confronts the bias and harassment faced by gay and lesbian students and low-income students, as well as the challenges of striking a balance between promoting health and size acceptance.

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'At Risk' of Greatness

Teacher Lisa Weinbaum honors students who break stereotypes, defy odds and make the world a better place.
Lisa Weinbaum

The Question of Class

Paul Gorski calls on fellow educators examine the classist assumptions infiltrating classrooms and schools.
Paul Gorski

'THIS is Why We Need a GSA'

Gay-straight alliances are taking hold in middle schools, where homophobia and anti-gay harassment may be the most rampant.
Carrie Kilman
Photography by Valerie Downes

Fat… So?

Human beings come in all sizes. How can educators promote health -- and size acceptance?
Camille Jackson
Illustration by Greg Morgan



Then and Now

Will the Supreme Court outlaw purposeful integration of our schools?
One World

Marian Anderson

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