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School Recruiters Turn To "Innovative Places"

Julieta Perez and Ireneo Abadejos, came from the Philippines to help fill a teacher shortage in Prince George's County. (By Mark Gail -- The Washington Post)

The Filipino teachers are coveted by U.S. school systems, such as Prince George's. The county has 1,000 vacancies to fill by mid-August, and it recently hired a marketing firm and launched a Web site to boost recruitment.

Filipino teachers, who are trained in their home country according to U.S. education standards, have increasingly been entering local classrooms. Prince George's County employs 110. Another 100 will arrive in the county the first week in August. They are hired at the school system's starting salary of $43,481, nearly ten times what teachers are paid in the Philippines, Perez said. The stark pay difference makes U.S. teaching slots coveted there.

"We're going to continue to look for teachers in innovative places," said Robert Gaskin, the system's recruitment officer. The Washington Post


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