STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POLICY
Chair, Representative Carlos Mariani
Representative Mariani, Chair of Committee on Education Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:04 A.M. on February 7th in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Brynaert, Vice Chair
Erickson, S., Lead
A quorum was present
Representative Erikson moved that the minutes of January 31, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 171 (Ward) Repealing the requirement that teacher candidates pass a basic skills exam before receiving a teacher license
Representative Mariani moved HF 171
The following people testified on HF 171:
Representative John Ward
Dan Devine, Junior High Art Teacher, Pillager High School
Scott Doss, Principal, Pillager High School
John Carlson, Tight End, Minnesota Vikings
Representative Mariani laid this bill over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or action at a later time.
HF 34 (S. Erickson) Teacher licensure requirements modified
Representative S. Erikson moved HF 34
Representative S. Erikson moved the H0034A2
Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED
The following people testified on HF 34:
Susan Thompson, Public School Parent
Representative Mariani laid this bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or action at a later time.
The following people provided an information presentation on the effect of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination on Minnesota's Teaching population:
Audrey Lensmire, PhD, Augsburg College
Dr. Christopher Smith, Augsburg College
Jo Olson, Dean of Education, St Scholastica College, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President
Kari Peikaraski, College of Education Student, MSU
George Kimball, Chairman, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Tim Alexander, Assistant Superintendent, Minnetonka Schools
The meeting was adjourned at 11:29 A.M.
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair
Jamael Lundy, Committee Legislative Assistant