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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Pinoy Teachers, Solution To Teacher's Shortage In The US

Filipino teachers are still in-demand in some countries in the world, especially in the United States, since the country is combating the worsening teacher shortage crisis.  The NBC News reported that this school year, over 81 teachers from the Philippines is now in Clark County school district. The Clark County has the jurisdiction over almost all public schools in Las Vegas.  These teachers are hired to combat the pressing shortage of special education teachers.

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Filipino teachers are still in-demand in some countries in the world, especially in the United States, since the country is combating the worsening teacher shortage crisis.

The NBC News reported that this school year, over 81 teachers from the Philippines is now in Clark County school district. The Clark County has the jurisdiction over almost all public schools in Las Vegas.

These teachers are hired to combat the pressing shortage of special education teachers.


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According to Michael Gentry, chief recruitment officer of Clark County, there's a shortage of teachers overall, and there is a crisis when it comes to the number of special education teachers available for hire.

The demand for the teachers to exceed supply for grades K-12 in public schools will be more than 100,000 and this is the first time ever.

In Sacramento public schools, another 12 teachers were brought to California from the Philippines for 2016-2017 school year.



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This teacher will teach mix special education and science.

The Philippines is the top priority of the US to fill in the teacher's shortage because Filipino teachers can speak fluent English and the national school system is similar to the American.

Filipino teacher comes to the US under J-1 visas, a nonimmigrant visa category designed to promote cultural exchange.

Teachers from the Philippines will earn as much as P2 million pesos a year compared to around P300,000 annually in the Philippines.


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