Fined School System Suspends Foreign Hiring

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County school officials say they have stopped recruiting teachers from overseas after being order to pay nearly $6 million in penalties and fees by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says there will be no recruitment through the end of the year as the system considers whether to continue hiring foreign teachers who specialize in math and science. The teachers were hired under a visa program for foreign workers, but the Department of Labor found the teachers were illegally required to pay fees that should have been handled by their employer.

The department on Monday ordered that the more than 1,000 teachers be reimbursed for $4.2 million in fees, while the school system was fined $1.7 million. The school system is appealing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Sheriffwillie says:

    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong in P.G.county. It reflects the leadership of former county exec. Black-Jack Johnson. What a s…..t hole that county is. tHUG CAPITOL.

  2. the lookout kid says:

    taxes ,,,,,they spend our money like they have no sense, hire forgieners from other countrys on the american tax dollar then get fined on the american tax dollar , who went to jail or was fired from this , insanity

  3. DEFICIT says:

    BNK-RPT COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

  4. whatnow says:

    I hope they don’t stop this in all the counties. The Turkish teachers at my niece’s middle school are the best teachers she has ever had. They really care about the kids and go above and beyond their duties and don’t cry about it. They do it because they love children and really want the children to love learning and to love expanding into other areas. It is magnificent to see a child who was timid in school glow with the excitement of learning.

  5. Herman Glimsher says:

    STOP HIRING FERNERS………………THERE ARE TEACHERS RIGHT HERE THAT CAN TEACH MATH AND SCIENCE!!!!

    WANT TO FIX OUR ECONOMY………….BUY AMERICAN!!

  6. Rusty says:

    Good. Suspend foreign hiring period. There are tons of U.S. teachers out of work. Hire locally!

  7. whatnow says:

    The US teachers are too busy complaining about their benefits to care about the kids.

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