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Sunday, March 19, 2017
What Do The DOE And Silicon Valley Have In Common? Hiring Cheap.
Tonight, CBS's 60 minuets will have a story how the many Silicon Valley technology companies abuse the H-IB visa that allows companies the ability to hire foreign Engineers and Scientists who have a specific skill set that Americans don't have. However, the truth is that the Silicon Valley Tech businesses has hardly bothered to seek out Americans when there are thousands of foreign workers who are willing to fill the positions at a much lower salary and less benefits.
The DOE does not significantly participate in the H-IB visa program. However, the DOE has their own version by forming policies that encourage the hiring of cheaper teachers. These policies are the school-based "fair student funding" and the "Open Market Transfer System". Moreover, the results of these two failed programs has caused a pool of excessed educators of approximately 1,500 annually, with the average age in the 50s and salary close to $90,000. They are known as ATRs. Finally, the DOE encourages school administrators to harass and push out veteran teachers, through resignation, retirement, or termination through 3020-a charges. Every veteran teacher that leaves is replaced by a much cheaper "newbie" with a lower salary, and an inferior Tier VI pension, assuming they make it through their vesting period.
Obviously, the Silicon Valley tech companies and the DOE have similar hiring policies and that is the cheaper the better.