Hope remains for teacher licensing overhaul

May 20, 2017

Pioneer Press, Christopher Magan

An effort overhauling the way Minnesota licenses teachers still has a chance to become law this session as the Legislature rushes to complete its work by midnight Monday.

Late Friday, lawmakers signaled they were still working to update the bill that Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed Thursday because it lacked the estimated $3.5 million in funding needed to implement the changes. Dayton also said the new system made it too easy for people without professional teacher training to get a permanent license.

“I’m optimistic we can work that one out,” the governor said Friday night. “I hope the Legislature will pass it again, and I’ll sign it.”

More Here