#109: Touching Death

Welcome to The Highlighter #109! Now that we’ve passed Labor Day, the school year has officially begu
The Highlighter - Mark Isero
#109: Touching Death
By The Highlighter - Mark Isero • Issue #109 • View online
Welcome to The Highlighter #109! Now that we’ve passed Labor Day, the school year has officially begun, which means that parents are happy and teachers are looking forward to Winter Break. I’ve got a solid assortment of articles this week, so I encourage you to find some quality time — how about maybe three hours? — to curl up in a comfy place and read well-written pieces about seeking God (via snake handling), protecting whiteness (via President Trump), resegregating schools (via district secession), teacher sustainability (via side hustle), and cheap clothes (via worker exploitation). There’s something for everyone in this week’s issue of the newsletter, so dig in and let me know what you think. Please enjoy!

Touching Death: The Turbulent Life of One of America’s Last Snake-Handling Preachers
The First White President
The Resegregation of Jefferson County Via School District Secessions
Paloma is a wonderful dog and belongs to loyal subscriber Jamie.
Paloma is a wonderful dog and belongs to loyal subscriber Jamie.
Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues
A $6-an-Hour Worker in Los Angeles Makes the Shirt You Bought for $13
This Week’s Podcast: The podcast went big and revolutionary this week, thanks to loyal subscriber and social studies teacher Allison McManis. Last Thursday, Allison let me know that she was college roommates with Zoë Carpenter, who wrote “What’s Killing America’s Black Infants,” which I highlighted last week. Let’s get her on the show! I said. And it was done. For the first time, the podcast features not only a loyal subscriber of The Highlighter but also the author of one of its articles. This could be a thing! If you haven’t listened yet, here it is — please do. Then subscribe!
Thank you for reading this week’s issue of The Highlighter! The digest’s momentum continues apace. Let’s welcome new subscribers Joanne, Robert, Amanda, Katy, Travis, and Alison! (Big thanks to loyal subscriber Jessica for her outreach.) Please keep encouraging your friends and family to subscribe, and let me know what you thought of today’s issue (thumbs are below). Also: At the end of each article blurb, do you prefer reading times, or hourglasses, or both, or neither? Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you again next Thursday at 9:10 am.
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