Most teachers would agree that their wages do not keep up with the economic times. Teachers are sadly underpaid for all their efforts and hard work to guide the young minds of today that will be our leaders tomorrow. However, it appears that those in administrative jobs like the superintendent of schools in Louisiana are grossly overpaid. The Louisiana teacher showed her concern at a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting and was escorted out of the meeting in handcuffs. The teacher objected to the treatment she received, and demands an apology.
Learn To Speak Up
The Arts teacher insisted that her real goal was to just speak up about the issue instead of simply sitting on the sidelines and remaining silent. Certainly, this is a good lesson for youngsters to learn early on in life. She found it very ironic that the only way to get other people to care about the issue was to see a woman forcibly removed from the room in handcuffs.
What’s Your Turning Point
Often, people just sit back and keep their mouth shut about the issue, even-though they do not agree. Their silence is a quiet approval. In order to break the silence, we need to get over the conflict issue. There is always going to be some type of conflict or disagreements that should be discussed. Reaching a turning point forces the issue. Deyshia Hargrave’s turning point was when the superintendent of schools was going to get a $38,000 pay raise and a car.