From left: Ninth grader, Thea Mucas, 14, attends Pikesville High School; Mary Naluz, 18, attends CCBC; Jacob Siozon, 20, attends BCCC; and Jotham Siozon (brother to Jacob), 16, is a ninth grader at Baltimore City College. These students are children of Baltimore City Filipino teachers who were recruited by the school system to teach in Maryland, some as many as five years ago. The school district says that now many can't stay because the teaching shortage has subsided and Americans can now fill the teaching jobs. Some of the children are the most high performing students in the district and have college scholarships.
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