House and Senate Republicans are negotiating with Gov. Mark Dayton over their differences regarding the alternative teacher licensure bill.
Currently the House and Senate bills have a couple of key differences.
Dayton’s Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said Monday that the current bill doesn’t do enough to ensure teacher quality in high schools. In a letter (PDF) to Senate Education Chairwoman Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista, Cassellius is calling for “compromise language” governing teachers in the program. One requirement that Cassellius contemplates in her letter that is not in the House bill is requiring teachers in the program to have a major in the content area they teach.