Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Short on teachers? Import them. | Live Long and Prosper

Short on teachers? Import them. | Live Long and Prosper

Short on teachers? Import them.

The war on America’s teachers has created an opportunity for teachers from other countries to come here on work visas to teach our children.
When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away.

But a dire shortage of US teachers means some schools are taking drastic measures — like hiring teachers from half a world away.
Alverado is from the Philippines…and is teaching in Arizona on a five-year J-1 visa. She makes more money here than back home…
The J-1 Teacher Program was meant to be a cultural exchange, but now it’s being used because there aren’t enough American teachers to fill all the spots available.
TEACHERS SALARIES: LOWER THAN OTHER COLLEGE GRADS, HIGHER THAN IN SOME OTHER COUNTRIES
The war on American teachers has made the job of teaching less desirable and a job that Americans are turning their backs on. Experienced teachers are leaving. Young people are choosing other careers.
So some states, like Arizona, are importing teachers from other countries.
In the U.S. teachers are paid less than other college graduates. They work long hours, at least as long as those other college graduates, often with little support. But the salaries of American teachers are higher than in other countries, so CONTINUE READING: Short on teachers? Import them. | Live Long and Prosper

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