Stories like this from the Washington Times – an account of Virginia school districts hiring more foreign nationals as teachers – points to some bigger issues going on in education today. Questions that need to be asked (and hopefully explored in future posts):
The Virginia school districts have found one creative answer by going outside the traditional applicant pool. While I hope their commitment to a successful education really works in this case, it is highly doubtful this can be the answer for all school districts. So what can be done to bring more qualified teachers into the classroom? Thursday food for thought.