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The Wheels On The Bus Come To A Screeching, Jolting Halt

Those big orange parts of the circles below? That's people who are no longer working because of the shutdown. And that means, for example, the salmonella outbreaks linked to chicken and other things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (part of the HHS in the graph below) handles are going to get a lot less attention than they should. Add that to the suspension of food assistance for kids, the halt to some medical treatments for cancer patients, and much more. You mad yet?

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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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