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!