Baltimore Schools To Reimburse Foreign Teachers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore school officials say the district will reimburse international teachers who paid fees associated with getting temporary work visas out of their own pockets.

The decision comes after the U.S. Department of Labor ordered the Prince George’s County school system to pay $5.9 million in back wages and penalties to teachers recruited from foreign countries. The Baltimore school district, however, could not say how much money it might have to pay back.

In April, the head of a Filipino teachers group claimed that Baltimore schools was following the same hiring practices that led to the fine against the Prince George’s County public school system.

Tisha Edwards, the chief of staff for the city school system, says the goal is to make sure that everything is done correctly.

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

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  1. lucky lou says:

    folks it doesn’t get any worse then this. i want to see some folks displined or fired we can’t keep taking hits

  2. lucky lou says:

    my taxes are going to stupity and large legal fees what is going on. who has been fired and who is responsible anymore for there actions federal goverment or local

  3. POOR WHITE TRASH says:

    ARE THEY SAYING WE DONT HAVE TEACHERS IN MD? THAT THEY HAVE TO GET THEM OUT OF COUNTRY AND THEN PAY THEM LIKE A MAID?

  4. ted kennedy says:

    if this is the way state spends our taxes no wonder we are broke.back the trash truck up to city hall then the capatiol pick up cardin and mikulski on the way,,,good for nothing dirty double crossing rats

  5. DOUG says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR A JOB
    NO ONE PAID MY EXPENSES THE MAYOR NEEDS TO
    TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT THIS AND HOW MUCH
    WILL THIS COST US THE US CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS
    IN BALTIMORE CITY??????????????

  6. LUCY LOUS BROTHER says:

    MO MONEY MO MONEY IT’S JUST YOUR MONEY BUT WATCH GAS PRICES SALES AT GROCERY STORES, GAS AND ELECTRIC BILLS, TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS WHEN NOT USING ,MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE SAVING TO PAY FOR THE CITY AND STATES MISTAKES WE HAVE NO CONTOL OVER . YOU CANNOT KEEP SAYING POLITICS ISN’T INPORTANT,,,,WHEN THE INSANITY KEEPS SLAMING US IN THE EYES

  7. AIN'T THAT ASHAME says:

    did marryland pay for there visia and vacation too, you half to ask these days, i put nothing pass stupity

  8. BUSTER MOVE says:

    5.9 ,,6 million dollars how many teachers was it . and how much does each teacher make,,,,,this isn’t a small mistake 6 million dollars our taxes will be raised ain’t that just lovely,,,,,find out who was the cause of this costly mistake and wave GOODBYE TO YOUR JOB AND BENFITS YOU DO NOT DESERVE THEM

  9. joe the whop says:

    lets do everthing corectly is what the top dog says ,,,,,,this is america’s attidude on everthing , but it gets done in the worse of ways i agree insane behavior that is not addresed

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