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They Canceled Class Today — All The Teachers Got Arrested While Protesting For Voting Rights

North Carolina seems to have hit a time warp. Protests in the name of voting rights have cropped up around the state, and over 50 nonviolent protesters have been arrested. Skip to 1:58 for an explanation of why voting rights are suddenly under fire, and go to 4:35 for the most damaging element of voter suppression. Watch a professor completely laugh off being arrested at 6:16, and ask yourself if you're willing to go through something like that in the name of democracy. Apparently, it's not that bad.

They Canceled Class Today — All The Teachers Got Arrested While Protesting For Voting Rights

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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