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For 400 Years, We've Been Doing Charity All Wrong. One Guy Explains.

I always thought I was being smart when looking at a charitable organization's ratio of overhead to actual money used for the cause. Turns out, that probably isn't the right way to be assessing to whom I should give my money. There are a few real aha moments in this piece, as well as some interesting historical perspective. Hit play to learn the five ways in which the nonprofit world is held back that the for-profit world isn't.

For 400 Years, We've Been Doing Charity All Wrong. One Guy Explains.

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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