International Teachers Likely To Lose Jobs, Visas

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore schools will have to fire more than 100 international teachers because they are teaching subjects that could be taught by qualified and certified American teachers.

Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso met Tuesday with international teachers. He said a recent labor market test the
school district conducted found more than 200 American teachers who are eligible and interested in teaching in subjects taught by international instructors.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Alonso said that the district can only sponsor 46 of the 154 international teachers who must obtain permanent residency or leave this year. Those 46 can only teach biology, chemistry, computer science, special education, math and physics.

Alonso said in every other area, there are more applicants than positions or surplus teachers who are American citizens.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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