Teacher licensing plan moves through Minn. House

  • Article by: CHRIS WILLIAMS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 27, 2011 - 6:28 PM
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CabelaKipJan. 27, 11 3:14 PM

Is that it? Where is the meat of the story? What was the "split vote?" What were the opposition view points? Very poor reporting. I am thrilled to break the education union's monopoly grip, but give us some facts.

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dtmonkeyboyJan. 27, 11 3:22 PM

Poor Reporting...why do you expect better? In case you haven't noticed, news is now free and newspapers have laid off about 50% of their staff as a result.

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ktslatorJan. 27, 11 3:29 PM

Um, CabelaKip, what exactly does Education Minnesota have a "monopoly grip" on. It is, of course, the exclusive bargaining agent for Minnesota's public school teachers and some other education professionals. But that's sort of how labor law works.

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mamagrizJan. 27, 11 3:32 PM

How about a random drawing? Apparently job interviews, skills, experience, time in grade and other credentials are not determinant of success.

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mrkottahJan. 27, 11 3:38 PM

Sure. Let's lower the standards. Nice approach to solving the problem of quality teachers. What logic!

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mrkottahJan. 27, 11 3:39 PM

Let's open the way for alternative pathways toward getting a law license and a medical license too. Hey - I put a bandaid on my kid's knee and gave him aspirin a few times. That should qualify me to be a doctor, right? Let's break the AMA's grip on the medical profession too while we are at it.

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hockeydadmnJan. 27, 11 3:48 PM

ktslator - a labor monopoly is a labor monopoly. Are non-union teachers in private schools less qualified? I think not.

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hockeydadmnJan. 27, 11 3:51 PM

mrkottah - does the AMA ever demand higher wages for doctors or go on strike? I think not.

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danimal74Jan. 27, 11 3:55 PM

There has to be some type of union busting hook to this...hmm, what is it?

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starboy123Jan. 27, 11 3:55 PM

The new MN Legislature Business Plan. Break the unions, renegotiate contracts and attack the pension plan. Thanks NWA for showing the Politicos the way.

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