Bill Requiring Teacher Testing Passes House Unanimously

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:32 am

A new bill has passed the Minnesota House unanimously that would require teachers to pass a basic skills test before getting a teacher’s license.

Republican Andrea Kieffer, who is the bill sponsor, says the bill would keep unqualified teachers out of the classroom. Under the current law, teachers have a provisional license for three years while they continue to retake the test.

The bill has yet to receive a vote in the full Senate and Governor Mark Dayton hasn’t taken a public stance on it.

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