New teaching license clears path for new teachers

By Octavio Abea

A bill is moving through the legislature that makes teaching licenses alternately available through non-profit organizations.

WXOW reports that this bill makes it possible for new young teachers to obtain licenses without attending the traditional teaching colleges that have been in use.

Governor Mark Dayton has expressed concern that these new licenses will yield teachers who are unprepared to teach their subject, KSFY reports.

Supporters claim that this will help solve the teaching gap between races, but critics say that there is no evidence showing that these new teachers will be any more capable, WXOW reports.

Dayton points out that the bill has no requirement for these non-profit organizations to partner with existing colleges, which he says is essential, KSFY reports.

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