We want your opinions

Speakout

November 21, 2007

ISSUE:

As critical teacher shortages persist, the Anne Arundel County school system has drafted a policy for international hiring of teachers that includes offering to sponsor their permanent residency in the United States.

The policy states that the system would help an applicant who had satisfactory job evaluations and a clear disciplinary record and agreed to stay with the school system for at least two years after obtaining a green card.

Anne Arundel is more likely to recruit and keep qualified foreign teachers who feel the school system is supporting their efforts to become citizens, said Florie Bozzella, the school system's director of human resources. The school system now has 60 foreign teachers.

YOUR VIEW:

Should county schools help foreign teachers obtain residency?

Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be printed Sunday.

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