#110: The Girl Gangs of El Salvador

Hi there and welcome to The Highlighter #110! A few readers told me last week’s issue was all doom an
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#110: The Girl Gangs of El Salvador
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Hi there and welcome to The Highlighter #110! A few readers told me last week’s issue was all doom and gloom, so this week is equal parts disturbing and affirming. Up first is a distressing article about femicide in El Salvador and how young women are joining gangs for safety. Then comes a feel-good piece about a New Deal program involving librarians, books, and horses. Rounding out the first half is a dispiriting article about how Arizona’s school voucher program is destroying public schools. The photo of the week features a loyal subscriber’s plant (rather than a loyal subscriber’s pet). After the break, read a clear-eyed op-ed on Confederate monuments and their place in history, followed by an easy-to-read explanation of a complicated mathematical proof. Please enjoy!

The Girl Gangs of El Salvador
The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books
A recent article in the Washington Post suggests that Millennials are substituting plants for children (and perhaps pets). Here’s loyal subscriber Niki’s plant, Sideshow Bob. Niki is great and is the guest on this week’s episode of The Highlighter Podcast: j.mp/hipod.
A recent article in the Washington Post suggests that Millennials are substituting plants for children (and perhaps pets). Here’s loyal subscriber Niki’s plant, Sideshow Bob. Niki is great and is the guest on this week’s episode of The Highlighter Podcast: j.mp/hipod.
Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History
Mathematicians Measure Infinities, Find They’re Equal
This Week’s Podcast: Another first for the podcast this week! I traveled to loyal subscriber Niki’s home and recorded the episode in her living room studio. (She served a delicious plate of crackers, cheese, and fruit.) Niki works in education at the San Francisco Unified School District, and we talked about “The Resegregation of Jefferson County,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Thank you, Niki, for your thoughtful conversation! Please tell your friends about the podcast, subscribe, and leave rave reviews over at iTunes. (Loyal subscribers Jamie and Angelina have already done so!)
That’s it for Issue #110 of The Highlighter. Hope you enjoyed the articles! Please let me know what you thought (thumbs are below). This week, nine people signed up; let’s welcome Patrick, Carli, Erin, Ray’Von, Maya, Molly, Krystal, Jimmy, and Jenifer! Let’s keep growing The Highlighter community and making it even stronger. Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you again next Thursday at 9:10 am.
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