Senate Education Committee
Democrats in the Minnesota Senate are expanding their focus on education. They want to increase school funding for counselors and programs that let high school students earn college credit.
Advocates for children with reading problems caused by dyslexia say they’re frustrated the issue isn’t getting attention from state lawmakers. GOP Sen. Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes figures there are up to 135,000 students in Minnesota public schools afflicted by dyslexia, in which the brain struggles to distinguish characters and sounds.
Minnesota’s Senate Education Committee is considering a bill to prohibit schools from placing a student in a classroom led by a teacher deemed unsatisfactory under state standards, if that student had one the previous year.
Some Minnesota lawmakers want to repeal a state law passed last year that requires all Minnesota teachers pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license.