Skip to comments.Schools in IL, FL, AZ and CO hiring teachers from Philippines to fight staff shortages
Posted on 10/20/2019 8:16:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
AZTEC, N.M. - It was a cold Monday morning at C.V. Koogler Middle School in Aztec. Students stumbled into Shannon Albores' history class and take off their rumpled jackets. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they greeted their teacher by saying in unison, `magandang umaga!'-- which is Filipino for `good morning.'
Albores was born and raised in a city called Cebu in the Philippines. There she earned a teaching credential and started teaching kindergarten and elementary school. She liked it, but after learning of an opportunity to teach abroad -- and with it, the chance to earn a higher salary -- she took the opportunity.
Albores, along with seven other teachers from various parts of the Philippines, started working in the Aztec Municipal School District at the start of the 2019 school year to fill persistently unfilled vacancies at the school district, especially in special education departments in all grade levels.
"These are positions that had been vacant for seven years," said Tania Prokop, the Deputy Superintendent of the Aztec Municipal School District, "luckily we found a local company to bring teachers here from the Philippines."
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We need more 3rd world shithole people to handle the over load of illegal 3rd world shithole people!
Now Bepauche, and numerous international teaching contracting companies across the country, apply for J-1 visas, that technically are for students and teachers participating in "cultural exchange," programs. The visa can be extended for a maximum of five years, and recipients cannot apply for citizenship or permanent residence. '
Perhaps they can teach some of the students english
The first four letters are MAGA!
way cheaper too. Just what is needed - no teachers owing to low wages and unruly students/crazy parents....
They own the TSA at SFO
Last four of the second word as well. That’s two MAGA’s in one two word phrase!
They have shortages, not because there is a teacher shortage, plenty of teachers, the problem is none of them want to live in “fly over country”
I remember a teacher, millennial, second year teacher, worked in a affluent suburban New Jersey school district as a Music teacher, she quit her job because she didn’t like the 1 and a half hour commute from Central City Philadelphia, she lived in a loft apartment in central city and did not see herself living in the dull and boring suburbs.
They are hiring them because they are cheaper. I encountered this problem in Prince Georges county in MD. It was a big H-1B scam.
Foreign teachers have been used for decades. There wouldn’t be a “shortage of teachers” if classroom discipline support were adequate. These teachers with H1Bs have to put up with a lot, because if they lose their job they’d have to go back home. The other thing the foreign competition has done is put a damper on teachers speaking out. It’s way too easy for administrators to make life miserable for a teacher that sets high standards, then claim they need foreigners to fill open positions.
The most important thing Donald Trump can do... The biggest legacy he could leave is to SHUT DOWN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and move those funds to the States. Better yet, to to the Counties.
“We need more 3rd world shithole people to handle the over load of illegal 3rd world shithole people!”
Probably better than the “educators” indoctrinated here in Marxist education departments.
“They have shortages, not because there is a teacher shortage, plenty of teachers, the problem is none of them want to live in fly over country”
They don’t want to live in Podunk Arizona after getting their Education degree at the liberal Marxist Mecca university.
Kids are probably better off with teachers from the Philippines than the average mush-headed Marxist product of US education departments.
The Philippines is a third world island nation. This is true.
However, it is not a shithole. It is a vacation destination for millions of people the world over. The American, Canadian, European, Aussie, Kiwi, etc...expat population in the country is in the hundreds of thousands and evident on nearly every island in the country.
The English language is the unofficial official language of the country. There are numerous English speaking only colleges and universities all over the country. And, you are considered uneducated/ignorant if you cannot speak understandable English.
The people on whole are of traditional family values. Old school values. Honer thy mother and father. Respect for their elders. The vast majority are Christian.
Our schools are currently populated by hardcore America hating Marxist/Leftists. An influx of peoples with the aforementioned values will be a Godsend.
All the Philippine people Ive known have been excellent, well educated, respectful, kind, hard working and very strongly family oriented. Your comment is ignorant.
Unfortunately, the horribly disrespectful and downright mean kids in US schools will eat them up. These problems are resulting in many new teachers quitting before they reach the half way point in their first year of teaching.
If you have ideas on what to do about the critical teacher shortage, you should lay them out here.
Wish FR had a like button for you post #15.
English is mandated in Philippine schools from kinder through college. All professional education, (law, medicine, education, engineering, criminal justice, etc), require the student to be fluent in written and oral English. Course books are in English. Even all of the legislative bills are in English.
My six year old 1st grader has English as one of his courses. They are learning verbs, reading at what would be 3rd grade level in the states. In math he is doing double digit addition and subtraction, grouping and sequencing. I doubt that 1st graders in the states are doing that level of math.
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