Arizona Senate OKs Bill Expanding Teacher Certifications. Please see related stories

| April 26, 2017

By Clarice Silber • The Associated Press • U.S. News & World Report

PHOENIX — The Arizona Senate advanced legislation Tuesday backed by Gov. Doug Ducey that changes the rules and qualifications for who can become a teacher in the state, drawing opposition from Democrats who say it will undermine education standards.

Ducey is so supportive of the legislation that he took to Twitter before the Senate even passed it to declare, “Sent it my way!!.”

“Let’s reform teacher certification and get more great teachers in AZ classrooms!!” he tweeted.

Senate lawmakers heatedly debated the measure before passing it along party lines with a 16-12 vote. Democrats see it as yet another dangerous education measure backed by the Republican governor.

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