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According to the latest census data, 9,000 teachers left Puerto Rico for the mainland in 2014. Cuts in education have consolidated classes, schools, and left many teachers unemployed, forcing to find work in places like Texas and Florida. While the job opportunities in the U.S. are good for the teachers, the mass exodus from Puerto Rico is having a severe impact on the island’s educational infrastructure.

Featured image: Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias High School in Ponce, Puerto Rico (Roca Ruiz/Wikimedia Commons)