Teachers now have three years to pass a test of basic skills, but Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woobury describes a bill Monday that would require them to pass the test before being given a license to teach in the state. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Minn. House: Teachers need to pass test before entering classrooms
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.
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