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Minnesota considers scrapping basic skills test for teachers

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota is considering making it easier to become a teacher by eliminating what educators say is an overly demanding test of their academic skills.

A committee created during the 2013 legislative session is recommending that lawmakers scrap a “basic skills test” of math, reading and writing skills that teachers must now pass before they can command a classroom. The proposal will be presented to lawmakers next month.

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