Title: A Search for Common Ground
Author(s): Frederick M. HessPedro A. Noguera
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 9780807765166 Pages: 192 Year: 2021

Pedro Noguera and I see eye-to-eye on the importance of tolerance, in principle. Schools should indeed strive to cultivate understanding and mutual respect. Students certainly need to learn that reasonable people can disagree and that it’s vital we be able to hash out those differences constructively and respectfully. Our differences emerge, I think, when it comes to what “tolerance” can mean in practice.

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