Do Blind People Visualize The World Around Them, Or Intentionally Stop Thinking About It?

When two blind men with absolutely opposite methods of coping with their loss of sight meet, their conversation is understandably complicated. "Radiolab," you curious cats, you've done it again! Make sure to stick around until 11:50 to hear John and Zoltan (both completely blind) discuss the merits of visualizing the world versus blocking visions out completely. They certainly don't speak for everyone without sight, but hearing how they actually interact with the world makes understanding blindness much easier.

Do Blind People Visualize The World Around Them, Or Intentionally Stop Thinking About It?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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