Category Archives: MN House District 56B

State Rep. Andrea Kieffer on the basic skills exam

The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 132-0 in favor of HF1770. The bill requires teacher candidates to pass the basic skills exam. State Representative Andrea Kieffer (MN-56B) is chief author of the bill in the House. I have no problem with this bill save for one thing. Watching Representative Kieffer bring it forward only serves to remind me of the conversation I had with her in which she told me that she KNEW that the kids going in to education were the ones who had failed at everything else. She KNEW this not because she had done any research but because her college age daughter told her. Her implication that teachers are not intelligent enough to do anything else was clear. So, even though I … Continue reading

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