Michigan House Considers Bill to Allow Hiring of Uncertified Teachers Amid Shortage

A Republican legislator has introduced a bill intended to curtail Michigan’s alleged teacher shortage.

The House Education Committee heard testimony related to House Bill 5685 on Monday. The bill, introduced by Rep. Pamela Hornberger, R-Chesterfield Twp., if passed, would allow public schools to hire college education majors prior to their certification as teachers.

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