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Letter: Can FISD not find ‘our own’ to fill positions?




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June 11, 2014 | 3,297 views | 5 comments

Editor:

Re: “FISD hires staff from Puerto Rico,” May 28

We spend so much time worrying about the Mexicans crossing our borders and taking our jobs that we don’t notice that every new business in this area seems to be owned by those from other foreign countries. But that’s okay I guess, as long as you’re not Hispanic.

Now I read that the Floresville Independent School District is bringing in bilingual teachers? We’ve seen what has happened as every job in this country has been affected by outsourcing, yet Wilson County can’t find enough bilingual teachers among our own population to fill these positions? I hear about nurses being brought in from the Philippines as well as other countries. Why is this? Will they work for less? Will they expect no benefits? Are these teachers costing the district more or less to bring them in? Maybe I’m wrong, but this seems to be a ridiculous, unnecessary proposal unless someone is making some cash on the deal. That’s what outsourcing has been about, hasn’t it? The sell-out of the American worker so a handful of people can become wealthy? I’d like to follow the money trail and hear the justification for this.

I can’t be the only one who read that story and said “huh?” as I scratched my head in disbelief. Look around us, my fellow citizens. It’s not the Mexicans who are causing job loss and problems. But since they’ve apparently become the new whipping boy for our economic issues so that the real culprits can skate away to add cash to the coffers of their stockholders, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

MARIE MARTINEZ

Adkins
 

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Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 13, 2014 11:12am
 
The real question for the parents of the FISD English speaking children is ... Do you want your children to listen to and learn the Spanish language dialect of the Caribbean? The Carribean dialect is only used in the islands ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 11, 2014 12:18pm
 
CTP .... Have you ever considered relocation or do you just enjoy living in the place of the aggrieved ? Kemo Sabe. :-)

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 11, 2014 12:12pm
 
Mari.... The main interest in this matter should be if the jobs were advertised locally. If so and no suitable applicants applied, then going outside was justified. Maybe the local gene pool was too shallow. :-)

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
June 11, 2014 11:09am
 
Concerned, if you're really that "concerned," when was the last time you got off your behind and attended a school board meeting? Do you ever question your board members or your superintendent about why they're ... More ›

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
June 11, 2014 11:05am
 
Don't you know they needed a good excuse to go to Puerto Rico? Many have complained, but it does not do any good! They do what they want to do! School district, the City, the County, they all do what they want. Nothing will ... More ›

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