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What Sounds Like A Great Idea, Is Actually Working, And Will Give 100,000 Homeless A Place To Live?

It actually costs taxpayers more to let homeless people stay on the streets than it does to get them into housing and help keep them from having to go to the emergency room when they're ill.Read that again: It costs U.S. taxpayers more to let these people live in the streets than to give them housing.

What Sounds Like A Great Idea, Is Actually Working, And Will Give 100,000 Homeless A Place To Live?

At 02:53, I can’t imagine what it felt like for him to get his own apartment after three years on the street. At 04:25 — totally the opposite of what you’d expect. And the guy at 08:02 could be a great example for those who have actually succeeded in life.


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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