On August 19, 2016, the Duluth News Tribune published an op-ed written by MinnCAN Teacher Policy Fellow Maggie Borman.

Borman explains:

I know teachers who wanted to teach in Minnesota but were so frustrated by our state’s licensure system that they took jobs in different states or left education altogether. We cannot continue to let great teachers slip through our fingers.

Minnesota’s licensure laws prevent our state from recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers from other states, from increasing our teacher diversity and from curbing our teacher shortages. Minnesota makes it far too difficult for teachers to transfer an out-of-state teaching license.

Read the full op-ed here.

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