England, USA Steal Teachers From Jamaica, Other Developing Countries

03/15/2002 | BBC

To fill a growing teacher shortage, the U.K. and America are aggressively recruiting teachers from Jamaica, says Sen. Burchell Whiteman, the island's Minister of Education. Of particular concern is that the country's best and brightest teachers are being lured away, fueling a growing shortage of educators in such key subjects as math and science, Whiteman says. He adds that Jamaica has a difficult time competing with developed countries because it can't offer high salaries.

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