+ Reader Annotations: Thank you to loyal reader Nicki for answering the question, “What’s your favorite way to read The Highlighter?” She writes:
“I typically read The Highlighter on my couch or at Rock Wall Winery
, oftentimes with a glass of sparkling rosé.”
Not a bad choice! Readers, keep me posted about your Highlighter-reading habits.
Also, last week’s lead article
on the opportunity myth was popular. Loyal reader Sarah
emphasized the importance of open honors programs, enrichment, and recess. She also decried tracking:
Tracking of students makes it difficult for those in the lower track to catch up to those in the higher track. At my almost all-white school, I remember talking to a friend who qualified for but declined participating in Honors English during freshman year. He didn’t realize that his choice in ninth grade would make him unable to take AP English classes senior year.
Thank you, Sarah and Nicki, for sharing your thoughts. The Highlighter is a strong reading community!
Alas, it is too bad that this week’s issue has to end. Tell me what you thought by hitting reply or using the thumbs below. Also, let’s welcome this week’s 5 new subscribers: Sarah, Amber, Elisa, Rhys, and Jason! If you value The Highlighter, please:
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. I’ll see you back here next Thursday at 9:10 am. Have a great week!