Desperate for teachers with advanced degrees, the Prince George’s County school district sponsored work visas for hundreds of teachers from the Philippines. Now, the school system is embroiled in a complex legal battle with the U.S. Department of Labor — and the hundreds of Filipino teachers who left their home behind could soon be gone.
April 15, 2011 Charisse Cabrera is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Carole Highlands Elementary School in Takoma Park. She is one of the hundreds of Filipino teachers sponsored by Prince George's County and woudl be among the first wave to lose jobs in light of a legal battle. The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether Prince George's schools cheated foreign teachers by having them pay for fees related to visa processing. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo