U.S. educators are turning to foreign teachers, especially in high-demand specialties such as math and special education, writes RiShawn Biddle on American Spectator. Prince George’s County, Maryland schools have hired 400 teachers from the Philippines since 2004 to teach just about everything.
These teachers, having grown up in a nation with strong ties to the United States, have strong English language skills and advanced degrees. Many have spent more than a decade in classroom instruction, with classroom sizes of 40 or more students. Even better: They don’t quit. Just 11 of the Filipinos have left the district over the past four years.
The Filipino teachers are delighted at the pay but dismayed by the need to control unruly students, reports Washington Post Magazine.