Camp JUSTICE | 08.17.2011
Over the past decade, the United States saw a growing shortage of teachers especially in inner-city and remote rural schools. This shortage was further compounded with the increased need for highly-qualified teachers as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mainly in core areas such as math, science and special education. In response to this shortage, school districts all over the country looked around the globe to recruit experienced and credentialed teachers to assist the country in educating its children. This was answered more than willingly by thousands of foreign teachers annually.
The arrival of international teachers was welcomed by different schools nationwide. Indeed, our country is a nation of immigrants and it is built on the contributions of different peoples from all over the world. The communities readily embrace these new workers as they are to be part of the continuing story of our nation’s greatness. Meanwhile, these international teachers are delighted to having accomplished the first step towards a better future for their families – a shot at the American dream.