North Chicago Schools Reach Out To Spain For Bilingual Teachers

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) — A school district in Lake County had to reach halfway around the world in its search for new bilingual teachers.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the growing trend is necessitated by the increasing Spanish-speaking population in the area.

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But North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 has a shortage of qualified bilingual teachers, the Lake County News-Sun reported. That sent recruiters to Spain, where they found eight new teachers, the newspaper reported.

The district now has about 800 students in bilingual classes – an increase of about 250 in three years, the News-Sun reported.

The newspaper reports most of the teachers have master’s degrees and speak multiple languages, and are better qualified than those of the local talent pool.

During a trip to Madrid in the spring, recruiters from North Chicago ran into recruiters from several other states, also trying to find qualified bilingual teachers, the News-Sun reported.

  • Jose Gonzales Domingos

    When will they admit the only reason there is non-English speaking students is because of illegal Mexicans. Deport all of them, problem solved.

  • SuperWoman

    Josie (a/k/a Jose G.D.)!!! Shut up!! You are making yourself look ridiculous in all your comments! You sound like you have a miserable life!! Go jump off a bridge and get it over and done with and stop messing with human beings!!

    • Right

      Actually he has a point.

  • CHivi

    Spain has its own version of the spanish language. Not a good idea. Save your money.

  • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

    It seems to me that the only students that can’t speak English are the kids of low life sh!t illegal Mexicans. Why are they worrying about them? Deport them all and the economy will improve, school overcrouding will go away, and the job market will open up. It’s time to take out the trash and clean up this country. These bean eating illegals serve no good purpose in American society. Mass Deportation Now!!!!!!

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