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Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They're Recruiting Overseas -

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Randi Weingarten, AFT President says:  “Rather than increase salaries, districts may once again resort to recruiting internationally as a way to solve the teacher shortage!'  The Pendergast Elementary School District, in Arizona, has recruited more than 50 teachers from the Philippines since 2015. They hold J-1 visas, which allow them to work temporarily in the United States, like au pairs or camp counselors, but offer no path to citizenship. More than 2,800 foreign teachers arrived on American soil last year through the J-1, according to the State Department, up from about 1,200 in 2010.
In these times, you have to be innovative and creative in recruiting,” said Patricia Davis-Tussey, Pendergast’s head of human resources. “We embrace diversity and really gain a lot from the cultural exchange experience. Our students do as well.”

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