Heartbroken and Debt-Ridden: Indian Teachers in Philly

november 29, 2001  11:05 am
When Daniel Brook read that the Philadelphia school district was recruiting teachers from India, he noticed something no other reporter in Philly felt was worth pursuing—they wouldn't be members of the teachers' union. “It seemed like a situation ripe for exploitation (in hindsight, a very good hunch),” Brook tells AAN News. Brook interviewed the teachers after they had been in Philadelphia a while and got an earful: problems with debt, health insurance, wages, and working conditions. The dailies reported that there were Indian teachers in Philadelphia, but their plight was a Philadelphia City Paper exclusive.