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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:29 AM
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NY dept prohibits US firms from outsourcing teaching
PTI
Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:49 IST

NEW YORK: In a setback to a growing field of outsourcing, the New York City Department of Education has virtually prohibited US companies from hiring teachers from other countries, including India, arguing it was not possible to undertake their background checks in foreign states.

A controversy had been raging for quite sometime as to whether US companies can employ teachers in other countries to tutor American children.

The companies planning distant learning had argued that since the student and teacher do not come into contact, do not talk with each other and as everything is done on computers, the background checks are unnecessary.

But the officials did not agree as the rules provided that teachers must give their finger prints and social security numbers, the latter which only American educators can give.

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1060632

~snip~ As a result, the New York authorities cancelled the $2 million a year contract of a Texas-based Indian American owned company Socratic Learning Inc which, the Educations Department said had employed 250 teachers in India and was expected to tutor some 2,000 children.

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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:39 AM
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1. It's about time that we stopped the money-grubbers from...
shipping every friggin' job to India.
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NavyDavy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:43 AM
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2. i agree 100%.....
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:17 AM
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3. Outsource teaching...???...we have teachers here who are
looking for work...what Braniac thoght up this idea...?... :wtf:
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:33 PM
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5. Try Las Vegas

I've heard from the friend of a friend (who is a teacher) that they are very short of teachers
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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:04 PM
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4. Think of the accents kids could wind up with--combinations of
New Delhi and Tennessee or Alabama, for example!
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