Foreign teachers fill gaps in low-income schools

10/23/2008 | USA Today

At least 18,000 of the United States' 3.7 million teachers were hired from other countries to fill national shortages of math, science and special-education teachers, according to The American Federation of Teachers union. Officials say most foreign teachers are hired for poor urban or rural schools, and may broaden students' world views by exposing them to other cultures.

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