How Long Would 3 Days Of Energy For An American Last In Ethiopia? No, Guess Higher.

It makes sense that electricity is a huge factor in success. I mean, how are you supposed to run a business or study at night if you have no way to see? Africa has generally struggled in this department, but check out the six African countries selected for Obama’s Power Africa initiative, which aims to increase electricity access by 20 million homes and businesses over the next five years. One look at these "before" shots, and you can see how much it’s needed.

How Long Would 3 Days Of Energy For An American Last In Ethiopia? No, Guess Higher.

It'll be interesting to see if/how this lopsidedness changes in a few years based on what Power Africa says is gonna happen.

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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