Mark Isero

Editor of The Highlighter, j.mp/thehighlighter. Founder of the Kindle Classroom Project, j.mp/kindleclassroom.

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Mark Isero

119 days ago

Bryan Stevenson argues that American history has taught police officers and all of us to presume that African Americans are dangerous and guilty. When police officers kill Black people, it is lynching all over again.

A Presumption of Guilt

nybooks.com

Mark Isero

133 days ago

This happens all the time in the Bay Area, especially when parents send their kids to private schools.

Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

163 days ago

Totally great writing about being a parent of a newborn while trying to take the advice of parenting books.

My Bad Parenting Advice Addiction

longreads.com

Mark Isero

165 days ago

Excellent article about how the American dream of owning a home is fraught with problems, including our inability to have empathy for others.

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

177 days ago

Fantastic article about a trauma surgeon and her life's work to save people from gun violence in Philadelphia.

What Bullets Do to Bodies

highline.huffingtonpost.com

Mark Isero

218 days ago

This is great.

Sorry for the Delayed Response

newyorker.com

Mark Isero

246 days ago

This is a great history of 4chan, and Anonymous, and Gamergate, and memes, and the Internet, and how a group of young men living in their mothers' basements took a liking to Donald Trump, as a loser who won.

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

medium.com

Mark Isero

253 days ago

After teenagers in Virginia pleaded guilty to vandalizing an historic black schoolhouse, the judge sentenced them to read 12 books geared to build their background knowledge on African American history, the Holocaust, and the history of discrimination. My first two reactions: (1) It's great to treat this as a learning opportunity, (2) Reading for punishment isn't great. At least the reading list involves choice!

Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

260 days ago

Great essay on how the word humbled has lost its meaning.

Calling Yourself ‘Humbled’ Doesn’t Sound as Humble as It Used To

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

266 days ago

The best article on education that I've read in a very long time.

Our School

orionmagazine.org

Mark Isero

266 days ago

Wow, Dr. Atul Gawande knows how to write. In this piece, in which he argues that we should put more resources into primary care physicians (i.e., incremental care), Dr. Gawande brings up his own decision to become a surgeon, his son’s chronic heart condition, and how humans shouldn’t be like bridges.

The Heroism of Incremental Care

newyorker.com

Mark Isero

387 days ago

After 2000 (hanging chads), tons of money went into voting machines, and since then, there have been major problems with miscounts. This story is about Memphis and its voting machines’ decade-long tendency to undercount African American votes.

The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete

bloomberg.com

Mark Isero

404 days ago

Instead of focusing on punishment, which drives young people away, schools should adopt restorative justice, which promotes truth and reconciliation, and therefore, hope.

An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High-School Suspensions

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

423 days ago

This is clear and to the point - for white people who need a primer.

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

huffingtonpost.com

Mark Isero

433 days ago

Bryan Stevenson is the best. So is Jeffrey Toobin.

The Legacy of Lynching, on Death Row

newyorker.com

Mark Isero

500 days ago

Again, Nikole Hannah-Jones. This time, she takes on school segregation in New York.

Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

514 days ago

Wow. This is the best article I’ve read about the current generation of college students.

The Big Uneasy

newyorker.com

Mark Isero

516 days ago

Disturbing — and a must-read. What should happen to remember and to heal from a lynching?

The Waco Horror

theundefeated.com

Mark Isero

516 days ago

Paul Tough knows how to write about education. If you care about urban schooling, read this article. It’ll quickly get you up to speed on grit, mindset, ACEs, intrinsic motivation, and deeper learning.

How Kids Learn Resilience

theatlantic.com

Mark Isero

570 days ago

This is not the way to promote reading.

In San Jose, Poor Find Doors to Library Closed

nytimes.com

Mark Isero

642 days ago

This reading program allows students to keep their Kindles if they demonstrate reading growth.

Where are they now? Daniel Billing getting hundreds of Indigenous kids reading

canberratimes.com.au

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