Minnesota House votes to require teachers to pass basic skills test
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota teachers should know basic reading, writing and math skills before taking over classrooms declares a bill unanimously passed by the House Monday.
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."
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