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#162: No Way Out

Good morning, Highlighters, and thank you for opening up this week’s issue of the newsletter. After r
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#162: No Way Out
By Mark Isero • Issue #162 • View online
Good morning, Highlighters, and thank you for opening up this week’s issue of the newsletter. After reading today’s lead article, an exposé of Georgia’s unconscionable, unforgivable special education program, I needed several minutes to put myself back together. This story will stay with you, and I urge you to read it. The other three articles this week are also outstanding, though I must warn you if you’re trending cheerful. These are heavy — and important. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’re willing to share them with me. Thank you!
+ Spotlight: Last week’s lead article about fat shaming resonated with many of you. If you’d like to read more great articles about weight, dieting, and body positivity, I’ve compiled a collection of my favorites. Click here to read them!

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Reader Annotations: Loyal reader Nicki read last week’s article featuring the financial struggles of 13 teachers and had this to say:
I relate to many aspects of Binh Thai’s story. I am the daughter of immigrants and my parents did not come to America so that I can be “just a teacher.” Although my parents have recently come to terms with my choice to go into education and that my choice is not “a phase,” they constantly worry that I will not be financially stable. With the low pay and high cost of living in the Bay Area, side hustles are almost necessary for those of us in education.
Nicki is the best for sharing. Readers, keep sharing your thoughts!
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