05/15/2014

New resources and support available for migrant teachers

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Education International has released a new report—"Getting Teacher Migration and Mobility Right"—along with a Web portal that offers support on resources for migrant teachers.

"All too often migrant teachers—the majority of whom are female—take extraordinary risks to support their families and advance their careers, and face exploitation and abuse instead of support and advancement," AFT President Randi Weingarten says.

"We saw that in New Orleans where 350 Filipino teachers were finally able to win a $4.5 million judgment after recruiters forced them to pay exorbitant illegal fees and robbed them of their rights.

"This study, based on the largest survey of migrant teachers, offers a blueprint to ensure that migrant teachers are supported, that their rights are protected, and that they have real value in the lives of the students they teach and their new communities."

[AFT press release]