This fall, the New York City Department of Education initiated a partnership with the consulate of the Dominican Republic to address a shortage in bilingual educators in the City’s public schools. The program allows Dominican teachers to qualify for cultural exchange visas with a commitment to teach in the city.

The New York Daily News reports that “the ‘cultural exchange’ program will bring 25 Dominican teachers to city schools this year, and another 25 next year, according to the DOE.”

The number will grow to 50 teachers by the end of the year and 500 in the next five years. But the new teachers are facing pressure from DOE staffers to stay quiet about the cost of rooms they are renting or risk being removed from the program.   It seems that the powers that be don’t want the word to get out that they may be taking advantage of the foreign recruits.

The New York Post reports:

Bilingual educators brought from the Dominican Republic to work for the city Department of Education were ordered by a middle school teacher to shut up about the steep cost of the rooms they were forced to rent — or be exiled from the program, they told The Post…. (Excerpt from Gateway Pundit)


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