Predatory lending-Teaching Tolerance

Number 46: Spring 2014

Illustration by Aude van Ryn

Predatory lending leaves our most vulnerable students in debt with no degree. You can help them avoid the pitfalls. Subscribe now to get Teaching Tolerance on your iPad, or download the PDF version here.


Seeing the Whole Child

Learn how principal Susan Weinman embraces the whole child.

The Visibility Factor

Jeanie Greenidge felt invisible as a child. Now she’s helping make sure every student is seen.

What We’re Reading

The Teaching Tolerance staff reviews the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grades. 

Z and Vielpunkt

Two male penguins finally get the egg they’ve been hoping for—based on a true story!

One World

Teaching Tolerance and participating artists encourage educators to print out (click for a larger version) the One World page to hang on a classroom wall. It is created with just that purpose in mind. Enjoy!

Feature Articles

I Start the Year with Nothing

When students make the rules, classroom community soars.

Peggy McIntosh: Beyond the Knapsack

Learn how Serial Testimony places the emphasis on student experience.


Cyberbullying happens in code. Break it. 


Slavery is a tough subject. These tips will help you teach it well.

In Good Faith

Teach students to value religious diversity—yes, it’s OK in public schools!

Excerpt: The Social Neuroscience of Education

Social emotional learning isn’t just a hunch. It’s science.

Drowning in Debt

Predatory lending targets our most vulnerable students. Help them avoid the pitfalls.   

Cruel and Unusual

When crisis management techniques like restraint and seclusion become daily practice, kids get hurt.

In Bounds

Athletic programs don’t have to be a nightmare for LGBT students. Coaches are the key.

The Gentle Catalyst

Afraid to teach about privilege? Three teachers show how it’s done.

Picture Imperfect

How diverse is your classroom library?

Hit the Road

Whether close to home or far away, hands-on

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