Deyshia Hargrave is a middle school teacher and a tremendous advocate for her students and for educators. She was taken from a school board meeting in handcuffs last week after questioning a raise given to the Vermilion Parish Schools Superintendent, despite years of stagnant wages for educators that have made it difficult to retain the educators Vermilion students deserve.

Here is the link to action that the Louisiana Association of Educators has up.

Please share  https://actionnetwork.org/forms/educators-will-not-be-silenced . The video statement by Deyshia is a powerful message.

See the full 12 minute video of the discussion leading up to, and including, the arrest of Deyshia Hargrove below: (the direct link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sg8lY-leE8)

New York Times report: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/teacher-arrested-louisiana.html