I teach and have taught at a variety of local schools. These schools cannot grant I-20s so just about all the students are from the neighboring communities. The students are from Central and South America and work in the lower paying jobs. Most do not make more than $10 per hour.
Since the students are on a fixed income, lessons need to be less expensive and therefore teachers make less than if they taught at schools that can issue I-20s.
From a business point of view, are these schools forever limited within a revenue segment? Are there other services that the school can provide to generate higher revenue points? Are there services or programs that will entice non-immigrants at a higher price point or is this a business like the neighborhood grocery store where revenues will always be limited?
Thoughts and ideas are welcome.