A shortage of teachers in California has the Fresno, Calif. school district seeking potential teachers at local dog parks, Starbucks coffee shops, grocery stores, and even Mexico. They plan on hiring over 300 teachers in the 2016-17 school year. Are these people even qualified?
With an already regressing education system due to implementations such as Common Core, can we trust these new recruits to provide our children with a quality education?
Cyndy Quintana, a human-relations director, plans on taking an aggressive approach in order to ensure that Fresno’s school district is no longer depleted. She states “There is a teacher shortage, but Fresno is… being creative.”
How creative are they getting? The district is going so far as recruiting underpaid teachers from Mexico. One recruit admits: “I’m struggling right now with my English, so maybe those students are also struggling.”
Would you trust your child’s education with a recruit who can hardly speak English?
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