Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fw: Teacher Fired over Trayvon Martin Fundraiser


April 10, 2012

Teacher Fired over Trayvon Martin Fundraiser
When Brooke Harris was fired after bringing the real world into her classroom, her first concern was her students. We're worried about them, too. Fear of unjust dismissal is silencing some of our nation's best teachers, and students are paying the price.

Is Kony 2012 a Dangerous Oversimplification?
Children should be introduced to activism, writes blogger Margy Burns Night, but teaching our children about human rights violations through a flashy viral video is a disservice to students.

Last Chance to Get Your Free Film
Coexist, a documentary exploring the connection between genocide and bullying, is now free online to the next 1,000 Teaching Tolerance educators to click here. The four-lesson teacher's guide is included. Educators may also order the DVD for a $5 shipping fee.

Help Tell a Child's Story
The Small Truths Film Project provides a venue for young children of immigrant families to tell their stories. Using art and writing, these children describe their experiences adjusting to a new culture and building a new life. Your donation will help bring the project to fruition.

What's Ahead: New Teaching Tolerance Lessons
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