Importing Foreign Teachers

There are 100,000 teacher vacancies in the United States.

CBS TV reported (October 30, 2019) that there were 14,444 teacher vacancies in Tucson, Arizona.  In order to fill the vacancies, the Arizona Department of Education has been importing international teachers. As of now, there are 3,250 foreign teachers in the U.S., up 50 percent since 2014.

A foreign teacher employed in Arizona must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must obtain a visa. Many foreign teachers take the job and send money back to family in their home country.

My new  book, Who Will Teach The Children? Recruiting, Retaining & Refreshing Highly Effective Educatorsaddresses the problem and proposes a number of solutions.