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http://searchlightnm.com/2018/10/10/foreign-teachers-pay-dearly-to-fill-jobs-in-new-mexico/

TO THE REPORTER

Hi Lauren,

I hope all is great. Someone gave me the link.

http://searchlightnm.com/2018/10/10/foreign-teachers-pay-dearly-to-fill-jobs-in-new-mexico/

But there is an error in the news.

Teach-USA... Teachers and school administrators say Teach-USA charges $5,500 per client.

Teach-USA is charging $5000 , half of which is paid while they are teaching in the US so teachers do not have to take a loan and pay tons of interest from loan agencies in the Philippines. Total $5,000 not $5,500. Even if we only charge for one year, trusting relationships built as well as professional online communities and professional development continue with Teach-USA.

Actually one of our teachers was interviewed -Jemmry (he's in one of the photos), and yet all the good stories that he shared about TEACH-USA wasn't written at all. Sad.

I didn't know a lot about what was happening until I read this. So, thank you.

We wanted to focus on the good and opted to stay silent and let the teachers, themselves, speak about their experiences.

I truly believe Teach-USA is not part of the exploitation at all, our teachers can attest to that.

But, of course, we believe what we believe.

Thanks!

Gemma

RESPONSE FROM THE REPORTER

Lauren Villagran

Thanks for writing Gemma. I will reach out if I do a follow-up story. As you can see, it is very important to contribute on the front end, because a journalist can only work with the interviewees who respond. I spent months trying to reach you!

I did speak to Jemmry, but he was the only teacher who shared a positive experience. That is a testament to your work, I think. But I didn’t meet any other teachers placed by your agency.

Please stay in touch!