You would think that of all the places that a teacher would be respected, it would be inside a school, surrounded by fellow educators. Especially when they were gathered to try and raise funds for the students. But unfortunately for Deyshia Hargrave, she was about to be rudely yanked into the real world.
When Hargrave, who teaches art at a middle school in Louisiana, was speaking to her school board during a question and answer period, she found herself in the middle of a controversy.
Her and many other teachers had come to the meeting to complain about the lack of pay increase for educators in the district over the past few years, and brought to the attention of administrators the difficulty in carrying out their tasks.
They said it was especially hurtful, since the superintendent had just received a raise thanks to their hard work this past year.
But when she mentioned this to the board, she was immediately, and violently shut down.