Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Michigan Axes Basic Skills Test for Teachers

Posted by M. C. on July 3, 2018

Snyder is on the republican side of the republicrat coin.

I didn’t think the bar could get any lower. Silly me.

by Katherine Rodriguez

Michigan lawmakers axed a requirement that would make prospective teachers take a basic skills test before earning their certification in Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week to get rid of the law requiring all prospective teachers to take the SAT to become certified in the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported.

“The basic skills test … is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be,” said Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy), one of the sponsors of the bipartisan-supported legislation.

Knollenberg, who serves as the state Senate Education Committee chair, said the panel made its decision to make it easier for people to become teachers…

Michigan teachers have struggled to hire teachers in STEM fields such as math and science, foreign languages, and special education. The number of teaching certificates issued in the state dropped by nearly half from 1996 to 2016, and the state has resorted to “wining and dining” prospective teachers to convince them to enter the profession.

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