Lexington schools recruit Filipino te...

Lexington schools recruit Filipino teachers

There are 14 comments on the WDRB-TV Louisville story from Feb 22, 2009, titled Lexington schools recruit Filipino teachers. In it, WDRB-TV Louisville reports that:

The struggle to find enough math and science teachers had become such a problem that Fayette County public schools officials starting looking overseas.

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Nailer 321

Little Valley, NY

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Maybe I am just really confused about what I have just read. I thought that due to the terrible economic situation in our history is under way and we are certainly hearing the sound of a herald saying keep our jobs here dont send them to other countries we need the work here. Work hard to retain these jobs? Then I see that we CANT find qualified teachers to teach math and science so the upper thinking school officials go overseas and thinking they are doing something rather unique they get Filipino teachers to come here and take these positons and they are even working on helping them get 3 yr visas to stay here and occupy 16 good paying jobs while people even teachers are being laid off everyday? Where is my understanding of this move???
I have worked in the engineering field for 40 yrs and I know many way over qualified engineers that are out of work that could teach math and science and be able to apply these subjects into real life experiences that would by far teach th4 students more about math and science than they would ever expect. What is going down here??????
To Nailer

Fairborn, OH

#2 Mar 29, 2009
I wish I could agree, but sadly, have to admit that Americans are NOT better educated any longer. It has been my experience that American public school teachers are sub-par with most of the teachers in other industrialized (and many non-industrialized) countries. I do recognize we have some exceptionally dedicated and talented teachers, but they are truly "exceptional."

I have been to the Philippines, where they teach English as a first language. EVERY family there (no matter the socio-economic situation) strives to send ALL of their children to college and, if possible, graduate school. Education is taken very seriously there, and a harder working (and happier) people you will not find. Unfortunately, I see "teachers" here in the U.S. teaching gifted students when they were just so-so themselves, partying in college and could not recite even rudimentary principles or concepts without a teacher's cheat book.

Frankly, the Filipino teachers here in Lexington (I have met several) are conscientious, hard-working and dedicated to educating our students. Good for Fayette County for finding teachers who actually care and can perform. Maybe the students will learn something.

We have allowed ourselves to become a soft, third-world, ungodly country in every important respect, focusing, instead, on our own arrogance and spending. It will be the ruin of us.
Yack

Macon, GA

#3 Apr 2, 2009
Ky stinks!
Zombie

Fairborn, OH

#4 Apr 2, 2009
To Nailer is right on the money with this one. It is tragic what has happened to the educational system in this country. The teachers union is a big part of the problem. While I am all for people being protected in the workplace this union is out of control. There is no incentive to be a great teacher. A bad teacher, and there are many out there, will recieve the same pay and perks. A bad teacher will keep their job due to tenure while a great teacher who hasn't reached tenure yet will be let go during these difficult economic times. Many teachers behave in inappropriate ways. They tell their students way too much about their personal lives and leave no professional distance between the students and themselves. Then they wonder why the students have no respect for them. But it's not just the teachers fault. I think most of the new teachers just starting out are full of idealism and really want to be great teachers.I'm sure their are many tenured teachers who try but are stymied by and overwhelmed by school politics and an outdated educational approach. The entire system needs overhauled. Get rid of the union, start rewarding dedicated, creative teachers. Encourage seasoned teachers to stay excited about their vocation. If you can put your child in an IB program.
redtulips

London, KY

#7 Jun 1, 2010
i definitely salute the Filipino teachers... 2 thumbs up for them!
RKM

Lexington, KY

#8 Jun 2, 2010
My kids had better be able to understand what they are saying is all I have to say.
her name

United States

#9 Jun 6, 2010
Who is a teacher at Crawford Middle School ?She is blonde and is VERY endowed at the top if you know what I mean .All I know is her name is Rachael and she is smokin'hot .Does anyone know if she is single ?My niece says she is a really good teacher as well.
ask

United States

#10 Jun 13, 2010
her name wrote:
Who is a teacher at Crawford Middle School ?She is blonde and is VERY endowed at the top if you know what I mean .All I know is her name is Rachael and she is smokin'hot .Does anyone know if she is single ?My niece says she is a really good teacher as well.
Well why don't you just ask your niece her last name and if she is married or not?
Racist

Jeffersonville, IN

#11 Jun 19, 2010
Nailer 321 wrote:
Maybe I am just really confused about what I have just read. I thought that due to the terrible economic situation in our history is under way and we are certainly hearing the sound of a herald saying keep our jobs here dont send them to other countries we need the work here. Work hard to retain these jobs? Then I see that we CANT find qualified teachers to teach math and science so the upper thinking school officials go overseas and thinking they are doing something rather unique they get Filipino teachers to come here and take these positons and they are even working on helping them get 3 yr visas to stay here and occupy 16 good paying jobs while people even teachers are being laid off everyday? Where is my understanding of this move???
I have worked in the engineering field for 40 yrs and I know many way over qualified engineers that are out of work that could teach math and science and be able to apply these subjects into real life experiences that would by far teach th4 students more about math and science than they would ever expect. What is going down here??????
the regular teachers in these subjects suck here thats why they are having to bring in smart qualified teachers enough said take your racist ass back to NY and yes i would know had kids go thru sucky science and math teachers before they came

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#12 Jun 20, 2010
To Nailer wrote:
I wish I could agree, but sadly, have to admit that Americans are NOT better educated any longer. It has been my experience that American public school teachers are sub-par with most of the teachers in other industrialized (and many non-industrialized) countries. I do recognize we have some exceptionally dedicated and talented teachers, but they are truly "exceptional."
I have been to the Philippines, where they teach English as a first language. EVERY family there (no matter the socio-economic situation) strives to send ALL of their children to college and, if possible, graduate school. Education is taken very seriously there, and a harder working (and happier) people you will not find. Unfortunately, I see "teachers" here in the U.S. teaching gifted students when they were just so-so themselves, partying in college and could not recite even rudimentary principles or concepts without a teacher's cheat book.
Frankly, the Filipino teachers here in Lexington (I have met several) are conscientious, hard-working and dedicated to educating our students. Good for Fayette County for finding teachers who actually care and can perform. Maybe the students will learn something.
We have allowed ourselves to become a soft, third-world, ungodly country in every important respect, focusing, instead, on our own arrogance and spending. It will be the ruin of us.
I agree, and your last sentence was a little harsh but hard for me to argue against.
well

Louisville, KY

#13 Jun 20, 2010
If schools paid decent wages they would not have to bring people from other countries to do the job.The teachers should put up picket lines and not let them in no matter how long it took.The only way any of this will ever stop is for americans to stop it.
RKM

Lexington, KY

#14 Jun 21, 2010
well wrote:
If schools paid decent wages they would not have to bring people from other countries to do the job.The teachers should put up picket lines and not let them in no matter how long it took.The only way any of this will ever stop is for americans to stop it.
The first thing to do is get rid of that damn worthless ass Stu.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#15 Jun 21, 2010
RKM wrote:
<quoted text>
The first thing to do is get rid of that damn worthless ass Stu.
Ha,.. you got that right!
RKM

Lexington, KY

#16 Jun 22, 2010
off the trail wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha,.. you got that right!
Glad someone agrees. No wonder Bowling Green did not offer him more money to stay, they must have been ready to get rid of him too.

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