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.
Before a 132-0 vote in favor of her bill, Rep. Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury, said "we all agree we need to raise the bar for teacher candidates."
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