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Something Really Insane Just Happened In Congress, And You Probably Haven't Heard A Word About It

My old chum and Upworthy colleague Mansur Gidfar ditched us to go work for some anti-corruption group that apparently is tired of "bribery, graft, and shenanigans" in the government. So they gave him a camera. Now he has a ridiculous power grab to share with you that you may have missed.

Something Really Insane Just Happened In Congress, And You Probably Haven't Heard A Word About It
In case you are all, "Why should I trust what this random bearded youngster has to say?" — we've included all the sources of his data below.

If you'd like to see stuff like this more often, you could Like Mansur and Represent.Us on Facebook. If you think it should be illegal for the people in charge of regulating Wall Street to accept piles of campaign money from Wall Street, you could click here and share this. Totally up to you though.

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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