Rather than pay teachers fairly, some schools have started to recruit teachers from other countries:
Among the latest states hit by the protests is Arizona, where teacher pay is more than $10,000 below the national average of $59,000 per year. The Pendergast Elementary School District, where Mr. Soberano works, has recruited more than 50 teachers from the Philippines since 2015. They hold J-1 visas, which allow them to work temporarily in the United States, like au pairs or camp counselors, but offer no path to citizenship. More than 2,800 foreign teachers arrived on American soil last year through the J-1, according to the State Department, up from about 1,200 in 2010.
This is obviously disgusting because they are underpaying teachers–a vital profession for the success of the country. But it’s also wrong because these specific visas offer no path to citizenship. These teachers are unable to remain in the country to build connections with the communities they serve. So much for that whole “children are the future” thing, eh?