Teacher Arrested For Asking Why Superintendent Got A Raise, While Teachers Were Screwed Again

Submitted by: daegog 8 months ago in News & Politics


A Louisiana teacher who stood up at a school board meeting and asked why the superintendent was getting a raise while educators and support staff hadn't gotten one in years was ejected from the room by a marshal, handcuffed on the floor, and put into a patrol car.

The arrest on Monday of the teacher, Deyshia Hargrave, was recorded bylocal media station KATC-TV. It's naturally gone viral, generating comments online that appeared supportive of Ms. Hargrave, who is listed as an English teacher at Rene A. Rost in southern Louisiana.

Hargrave was booked on charges of "remaining where forbidden and resisting an officer." She was later released on bond, it reported.

The entire video is infuriating, but the unbelievable part happens at the 7-minute mark. 
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Male 722
or is it "NAZI Amerikkka"?

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Male 722
Welcome to Russia.
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Male 724
Again, a video where we don't get to see what caused the problem. So, blame the cop when you should blame the Superintendent. I wonder if he was a school cop or a regular cop just assigned to the school, I think if I was that cop I would have said screw you buddy, she's being respectful and calm, you kick her out.
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Shelworth Why not blame them both? Both the cop and the superintendent are at fault here.
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Male 9,349
"stop resisting" that's the police jargon for I can do whatever I want.  I can justify any of my actions because of "resisting"
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Male 5,110
normalfreak2 I don't blame the cop for doing his job. I do blame the public Education System though for being just another part of the money trough that feeds the bloated government pig.
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Male 9,349
trimble I don't blame the cop for  doing his job but I HATE when they say "stop resisting" when that's not what's happening.  

In any case,  I don't blame the Education System without more  knowledge on how Louisiana does things, Blaming the System in this case is like blaming the Employees at a bank that went bankrupt for giving the CEO a bonus.

Government systems can work if you put people who want to see Government succeed in those positions, if you elect people that state the system is broken and Government is too big and doesn't work then why is anyone surprised when those things stop working?
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Male 5,110
normalfreak2 I'm with you on the "stop resisting", we see it all the time during  beat downs. In fairness to the cops, I guess they are trained that anything besides turning around, putting your hands behind and letting them cuff you is resisting. Like Gerry said we don't really know the whole story behind that. We also don't know if this guy did some type of great work for the district that made such improvements that he deserves that raise and it's needed to keep him but I have strong doubts. Probably just cronyism at work.
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Female 1,692
Grrrrrrr
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Male 7
At school board meetings, there is a time for public comments, usually at the beginning.  Board members can respond to comments if they want, but they don't have to.  But in the middle of business, like voting on whether to award a superintendent a performance bonus, the public should not be asking questions.

Board meetings are not for public discussion or debate.  If you want to discuss or debate matters, do it with board members -before- the meeting.  We elect board members to do the discussing and debating for us at the meeting.

So, at 6:15, when the teacher asks a question -after- the public was reminded to not ask questions, the board had every right to tell her to be quiet, and then to leave.

Finally, most superintendents have performance bonuses in their contracts.  If you don't like it, tell your board member to change your superintendent's contract, before the board meeting where they approve it.
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Male 5,110
speter Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules.
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Male 6,723
speter LOL are you one of the guys that had her arrested?
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Male 3,975
speter 
You are most definitely part of the problem.
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Male 503
Can't tell for sure, but I get a "I'll play the oppressed victim" vibe from her. 

I hate that because, as much as her arguments may have been just, this kind of manipulation to act the victim just fires me up. I think this is why women aren't taken as seriously as they should be when they say they have been abused at first. 

I hope that, as much as men should stand up when they see women harrassed, women should equally have our back to fake bullshit.
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As bullshit as it is she did resist arrest
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Male 5,379
Seriously...What The Fuck?

$38K raise for the year?  On top of a $110K salary?  And no one else from the district has seen a raise in years?  That is some Bull Shit right there.

I honestly want to know how many students lives he personally changed, or how many times he dealt with an unruly classroom for the past year, or anything that would convince me he was deserving of a $38K raise.

The treatment of the teacher is just icing on the cake for this shit show of human decency and look behind the scenes of our fucked up public education system.  It's rare when I say this, but I hope she sues and wins, or gets the board fired and is asked to run it.
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Male 21,741
kalron27 $38K raise for the year? 

What's crazy is that that's close to the starting salary of a first year teacher in most states. I think CA teachers start out in the low 40s.
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Male 2,126
fancylad low $40s in an urban area of CA is poverty wage.  I dont see how you could not live with your parents on that.
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Male 1,709
kalron27 and while everyone was distracted by her arrest, I bet they snuck the vote for the superintendent's raise through.
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Male 8,660
Hey, c'mon: A local official was giving himself a nice, fat raise. How dare a citizen ask an uncomfortable question?!
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Male 906
squrlz4ever It'll be a nice civil rights suit and the payoff will come right out of the district's coffers.
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Male 44,429
She was escorted out then something, we do not know what,
happened out of camera view.  Can't really make a call on this.

But if I were there, I'd raise my hand and after recognized
ask the Superintendent the same question
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Male 5,379
Gerry1of1 I would too, and hopefully the next and the next and the next until they jailed the entire staff.

Good luck with running the entire school yourself Mr. Superintendent...
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811
♫ And the la-a-a-and of the fre-e-e-e-ee... ♬
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Female 6,165
"Quiet! you peasant!"
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Female 5,268
I think all the teachers should either go on strike or quit. It's pretty obvious this whole system is very messed up.
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Male 44,429
emmettyville In fairness, the teachers are messed up as well, not just the administration.
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Female 5,268
Gerry1of1 I agree. School is bullshit.
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Male 2,217
emmettyville Here in Chicago they get a very nice salary and amazing pensions. Lack of free market is the problem
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Male 9,349
chicagojay http://cps.edu/About_CPS/Financial_information/Pages/EmployeePositionFiles.aspx

For some data to back you up.  They do get paid well.  I don't have a problem with that if the results match the pay, if there's an issue with results then the CPS should be able to remove bad teachers.  

I'd say this payscale is perfect to implement for teachers around the country.  Teachers SHOULD be well paid. Bad teachers should be able to be removed.  Good teachers should be promoted, you know like the real world.
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Male 4,319
normalfreak2 Well, some of that has to do with the Teacher's Unions. Once they are tenured, and once they decided to stop caring, there's slim chance of a teacher being removed.
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Male 9,349
DuckBoy87 Again as long as there's a transparent and real reason to fire a teacher that's not performing I have no qualms with making those changes.

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Male 4,319
normalfreak2 Right, I don't either. But it's also good luck trying
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Male 2,217
I watched the video waiting for an obnoxious, interruption from a rabble rousing trouble maker so I could make my usual "devil's advocate" remark... Nope, I agree with daegog today. That was pretty bad. 
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Male 6,723
This is just shameful on so many levels.
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