While Some South Louisiana Teachers Are Protesting For More Money, Others Like My Mom Are Losing Their Jobs

While Some South Louisiana Teachers Are Protesting For More Money, Others Like My Mom Are Losing Their Jobs

Baton Rouge area teachers want more money while St. Mary teachers just want a job.

Recently in the news teachers have been doing fantastic things. Take Travis Brenda as a prime example. This Kentucky math teacher recently beat a Senate Majority Leader in the recent primary election. Granted, Brenda has no political experience (but neither did our current president).

Yet, in other parts of the country, teachers are in an uproar over their salaries. Many are demanding a raise. This may not seem like a huge deal, but in parts of this same state, many teachers are losing their jobs due to budget cuts.

4,000 teachers took a 16-question survey. In this survey, teachers said they were upset with more than just low pay such as lack of resources, poor facilities, student discipline, and parental involvement. Yes, Louisiana's public school teachers are paid less than the rest of the teachers of southern states. By over $1,000 actually. But while teachers in areas like Baton Rouge are fighting for a raise, a little over an hour south, teachers are fighting for a job.

In tiny St. Mary Parish, the school board's recent meeting deemed budget cuts a necessity. With these budget cuts, many programs within the area schools, as well as teachers are being removed from schools.

Who cares, you might ask. Well, that is an AMAZING question. My very own high school from which I graduated not even a month ago is a huge part of these budget cuts. Not only are teachers being "laid off" as part of the budget crisis, but many organizations are suffering as well. Recently Morgan City High School has lost coaches and teachers for the following programs and classes: Swim Team, Choir, Talented Voice, Baseball, and possibly Football.

Not so easy to say who cares now, right? Families are now put to the test as their income is cut due to lack of employment. This affects me in particular because these cuts are parish-wide and my own mother was cut from her teaching position. With two children, one of which is soon entering college, this is a HUGE deal. Along with normal bills and expenses, my family of four now relies on the income of one parent.

Of course, my mom will find another job, she's more than qualified, but that isn't the point. Teachers amongst the schools in Baton Rouge are simply fighting for MORE money. More income. Teachers in St. Mary Parish are fighting for just any money.

Please, don't take this for pity, we don't need it. But the next time you see in the news teachers are protesting and begging for more, imagine the ones who want what these same teachers already have.

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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.


"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"

Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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