Business ordered to pay $1.8M to Louisiana teachers

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Posted: Apr 16, 2010 2:18 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Business, Louisiana, Teachers, Ordered

A business that brought hundreds of Filipino teachers to Louisiana to teach in public schools has been ordered to pay $1.8 million in placement fees.

Officials say the California-based Universal Placement Inc. operated without the proper Louisiana license.

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers says about 360 teachers are affected, and they would average on getting about $5,000 per person.

The company placed teachers in Avoyelles, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

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