In the midst of Chicago’s school closings, Las Vegas plans to send recruiters to claim some of Chicago’s best teachers.
Chicago’s closing of 54 schools will put approximately 1,000 teachers out of work, according to the Chicago Teachers Union. But half way across the country, in Clark County School District, the fifth largest school system that encompasses Las Vegas, they are set to hire 2,000 new teachers for the 2013-2014 school year – many positions they hope to fill with Chicago teachers.
“We see what’s happening in Chicago and we think, there is a pool of great teachers who will be out of work,” said Clark County School District spokeswoman Melinda Malone.
If employment ever recovers in general, there will suddenly be a lot of stories like this.