The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday January 29th

Editorials


Lessons from abroad: Program beneficial but only increased pay will solve teacher shortage

North Carolina's booming population growth is putting added pressure on the state's public education system and stretching its supply of teachers. Bringing in new teachers from outside the country is one method many states are using to address this issue. The Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF) a private firm based here in Chapel Hill and the biggest sponsor of foreign teachers in the country will accept 500 new teachers in 2008.

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Good job digging DTH

Like any halfway decent media critic I'm obliged to call out this esteemed paper for its accomplishments as well as its shortcomings. And The Daily Tar Heel deserves some accolades for its coverage so far of the Halloween debate. When the paper first reported plans to curtail this year's Halloween festivities the front-page article included some rather blunt statements from Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy.

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