House says teachers need to pass test before teaching
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota teachers should know basic reading, writing and math skills before taking over classrooms, a bill the House unanimously passed Monday declares.
Current law gives new teachers three years to pass the basic skills test, allowing them to teach students during that time.
Before a 132-0 vote in favor of her bill, Rep. Andrea, R-Woodbury, said that "we all agree we need to raise the bar for teacher candidates."
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at email@example.com and we can help you.