Basic-skills exam for teachers remains despite efforts to scrap it

There are 2 comments on the Mar 23, 2014, Star Tribune story titled Basic-skills exam for teachers remains despite efforts to scrap it. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

Legislative efforts to repeal a controversial test for Minnesota's aspiring teachers have all but sputtered out this year, but questions linger about whether the exam presents unfair challenges to teachers of color and those whose native language is not English.

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Tru Dat

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 24, 2014
While I'm sure most teachers could, and should pass this test, if you can't speak English you have no right teaching in an American school. No wonder our children isn't learning!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Mar 24, 2014
Tru Dat wrote:
While I'm sure most teachers could, and should pass this test, if you can't speak English you have no right teaching in an American school. No wonder our children isn't learning!
I agree with you. Even if you are teaching other languages, you should still be able to speak, read and write in English.

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