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Filipino teachers at center of complaint

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Posted: Oct 1, 2009 5:41 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Oct 1, 2009 5:50 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Filipino, teachers, Universal, Placement, fees, contracts

Teacher unions say Filipino teachers working in Louisiana are being cheated out of thousands of dollars. They've asked the state to kick a recruiting company out of the state. They also want the contracts for 200 Filipino teachers voided.

Louisiana Federation of Teachers leaders say each teacher signed an agreement with Universal Placement of California. The federation claims the contract fees are too high and there are even inflated fees for living arrangements. Up to five teachers are living in the same apartment.

Nearly 150 Filipino teachers are working in East Baton Rouge Parish. East Baton Rouge school leaders and state education officials say they no longer use UPI.

The company has not responded to the allegations.

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